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  • v. Present participle of fulgurate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling lightning; -- used to describe intense lancinating pains accompanying locomotor ataxy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Darting or shooting in the manner of lightning; lancinating: as, fulgurating pains.

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  • adj. sharp and piercing


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  • All the while, however, we pretend that the eternal is unrolling, that the one previous justice, grammar or truth is simply fulgurating, and not being made.


  • It is terrified, like Delphos at the fulgurating realities of the vision; it makes tables turn as Dodona did tripods.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • Its fulgurating pain comes out in shrieks of unlikely laughter.

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  • "Dead from the cancer, and sometimes you still felt a fulgurating sadness over it, even though he really was a super asshole at the end."

    - from "Miss Lora" by Junot Díaz, p 63 of the April 23, 2012 edition of the New Yorker

    April 24, 2012