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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of jolt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bumped or shaken jerkily
  • adj. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock


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  • When you advise a woman to dally with men because they might, in exchange, arrange for that woman “to buy everything from electric blankets to hi-fi records wholesale,” then you have violated the signal code of people who were jolted from the middle class in the 1930s: their ardent desire to behave decently because, for a time in their lives, that behavior was all that separated them from the Helen Gurleys of the world.

    Sex and the Married Man

  • The word jolted my memory of the TV program from a few weeks earlier, and raised the question: is it possible to be accidentally hypnotised?

    look into my eyes . . . . . . accidental beneficial hypnotherapy and more

  • Rachel Belmore was jolted from a dream, awash with dread.

    Excerpt: Puppet Child by Talia Carner

  • The name jolted them back to the urgencies of the moment.

    The Wicked Day

  • Half an hour’s cautious questioning decided each of us that the other was ‘safe’; and then for hours, while the train jolted slowly through the pitch-black night, sitting up in our bunks with bottles of beer handy, we damned the British Empiredamned it from the inside, intelligently and intimately.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Behind them the long baggage train jolted slowly onwards, now floundering axle deep through mud, now rocking perilously over stumps or stones.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • THE RING OF MY seven thirty wake-up call jolted me.

    Holly Would Dream

  • When Karen and I first saw Sea of Love, that phrase jolted us out of our grad school-numbed complacency.

    That honeymoon glow

  • Then a single phrase jolted the draconian to attention.

    The Dragons of Krynn

  • When there was this chance to talk without having every word jolted out in fragments, the young person was silent; and when I remarked, "There is now an opportunity to chat with comfort," said:

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker


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