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Sample sentences for the GRE study word detonation

detonation can be used as a noun

1.The detonation makes one sneeze. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.A fearful detonation burst forth on the barricade. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.A heavy and dull detonation shook the ground, a puff of smoke came out of the cliff, and that was all. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
4.The detonation rolled from echo to echo in the crypt, like the rumbling of that titanic entrail. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.About six in the evening, as I sat at tea with my wife in the summerhouse talking vigorously about the battle that was lowering upon us, I heard a muffled detonation from the common, and immediately after a gust of firing. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
6.If you ever witness a night battle you will note the absence of these explosions, while the morning following the battle will be filled at sunrise with the sharp detonations of exploding missiles fired the preceding night. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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