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not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

shockingly repellent

harshly ironic or sinister

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harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

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A fire service spokesman said: 'He had shimmied up part of the pole and then climbed up the rungs to the top where he was hanging on for grim death and calling for help.
Paul Hanagan earned the applause of his fellow jockeys after holding on for grim death when this seasoned handicapper went very sour and auditioned persuasively for the rodeo.
He ended up with his front wheel through the slats and him hanging on for grim death.
And Gemini, the twins, falling through space together at arm's length, repelled and obsessed at the same time, pushing each other away and hanging on for grim death.
Watching the lanky bearded New Englander performing on Jools Holland's Later - eyes closed tight and gripping his acoustic guitar for grim death - or just listening to his excellent debut album Trouble, that sound is unforgettable.
If a company can not buy the steel then it will go out of business but metalforming people are a tenacious lot and will hang on for grim death,' he said.
However, they came back really strongly and I remember we were hanging on for grim death in the end.
Before you can say ``giddy up'' our giggling son is being led around the farm yard like a mini-Lester Piggott,perching proudly on the saddle -and clinging on for grim death to the reigns.
We are hanging on to their coat tails for grim death to stay in touch at the top and other teams will definitely come up to challenge them on merit as the season goes on.
We cling on to things for grim death without ever really knowing why, without ever really questioning whether they're for the best or not.
LET US SPRAY: Jenni makes a splash as a surfer girl on Australia's Gold Coast; THE TIDE IS HIGH: But Jenni is holding on to her board for grim death
The sprinters will be hanging on for grim death for much of the next ten days as the gradients rise.
But I was staying in the best hotel Georgia had to offer so I hung on for grim death until the coach came to collect the under-21 squad, otherwise I don't know what would have happened.
Relegation was bad enough to bear - however inevitable it may have been after hanging on for grim death for more years than we care to remember - but to go through the first season in Division One and not even make the play-offs was almost beyond the realms of comprehension.