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Related to frightfully: neatly, unawares
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Of course there is no guaranteeing (this is my comment) that it will not be, for instance, frightfully dull then (for what will one have to do when everything will be calculated and tabulated), but on the other hand everything will be extraordinarily rational.
At this instant the tapestry was raised and a noble and handsome head, but frightfully pale, appeared under the fringe.
The shot had frightfully lacerated her throat, leaving two gaping wounds from which, as well as the mouth, the blood was pouring in floods.
A hundred dollars sounds frightfully en prince for us poor simple people, who live in nutshells of houses, five and twenty feet front, and fifty-six deep, to pay for a pocket-handkerchief.
His jet-black, curly hair had turned iron-gray; he was scrupulously neat as ever, but frightfully threadbare.
The whole body of the river was compressed into a space of less than thirty feet in width, between two ledges of rocks, upwards of two hundred feet high, and formed a whirling and tumultuous vortex, so frightfully agitated as to receive the name of "The Caldron Linn.
She was running before the wind - yawing frightfully - her staysail let down to act as a sort of extra foresail, -" scandalised," they call it, - and her fore-boom guyed out over the side.
I was feeling quite inanimate as to body and frightfully stimulated as to mind all the time.
When the young wrens heard that, they were frightfully angry, and screamed:
As became the high-priest of form, he had formed a wife so completely to his own convenience that, in the most conspicuous moments of his frequent love-affairs with other men's wives, she went about in smiling unconsciousness, saying that "Lawrence was so frightfully strict"; and had been known to blush indignantly, and avert her gaze, when some one alluded in her presence to the fact that Julius Beaufort (as became a "foreigner" of doubtful origin) had what was known in New York as "another establishment.
Now is the time for shadow, when every corner is a cavern and every downward step a pit, when the stained glass is reflected in pale and faded hues upon the floors, when anything and everything can be made of the heavy staircase beams excepting their own proper shapes, when the armour has dull lights upon it not easily to be distinguished from stealthy movement, and when barred helmets are frightfully suggestive of heads inside.
Their ears, frightfully distended, held dangling to them disks of wood and plates of gum copal.
Are now suffering frightfully from starvation and weariness.
Has it occurred to you that your wife is frightfully unhappy?
Then he laughed frightfully, and suddenly became pale again, when he considered the most sinister side of his fatal passion, of that corrosive, venomous malignant, implacable love, which had ended only in the gibbet for one of them and in hell for the other; condemnation for her, damnation for him.