thunderousness


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thunderousness

(ˈθʌndərəsnəs)
n
the quality or state of being thunderous
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Undercutting the seriousness he was trying to establish in this idiots' court martial, Othello had to split his attention between the men and his wife when Desdemona-as-nymphet appeared barefoot from bed in her scanty underwear: reprimanding them on one side with Prussian thunderousness about disciplinary infractions, then turning cot-quean to warn her, fussily, about the broken glass on the floor before exiting back to bed (the men sniggering) with Desdemona, who climbed onto his feet to avoid the shards, propelling her backwards, clearly headed for more sex-play, his awkward bulk lurching buffoonishly.
For all his thunderousness, Blankenhorn tiptoes a little on the issue of women and work: He repeatedly uses words like "breadwinner" and "provider" as synonyms for the masculinity he wants to see restored, but he insists that real men don't have a problem with the idea of their wives working.