horribly


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Synonyms for horribly

of a dreadful kind

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And it takes a long time to accustom Jip to his new residence, after we have bought it; whenever he goes in or out, he makes all the little bells ring, and is horribly frightened.
It would have been cruel in Miss Havisham, horribly cruel, to practise on the susceptibility of a poor boy, and to torture me through all these years with a vain hope and an idle pursuit, if she had reflected on the gravity of what she did.
Now they gathered round the carcase, now they fell upon it and rent it, fighting horribly till all was finished.
Why they should have attracted me so strongly at first, and repelled me so horribly afterwards, is one of those devil's riddles which will not be answered until we shall have traced all the yet unsuspected reactions of our inveterate dishonesty.
I began to be horribly frightened, but I kept my head, for all that.
I soon discovered that both of them were perfect strangers to the rest of the company, and had never seen or heard of them before; and I had a whisper from a ghost who shall be nameless, "that these commentators always kept in the most distant quarters from their principals, in the lower world, through a consciousness of shame and guilt, because they had so horribly misrepresented the meaning of those authors to posterity.
Now and then, however, he is horribly thoughtless, and seems to take a real delight in giving me pain.
He jumped into the boat, chuckling so horribly that I could not help trembling.
All day long I wandered up and down the valley, and when it grew dusk I crept into a little cave, and having blocked up the entrance to it with a stone, I ate part of my little store of food and lay down to sleep, but all through the night the serpents crawled to and fro, hissing horribly, so that I could scarcely close my eyes for terror.
and at the same moment many more wolves ran up the hill, howling horribly and showing their white teeth.
All day a thousand cruisers have been searching for him until just now one of them returns bearing his dead body, which was found in the pits beneath his house horribly mutilated by some assassin.
His pock-marked features were working horribly as he talked silent to himself.
He was evidently satisfied with the frankness of my story, which I told in concise sentences enough, for I felt horribly weak; and when it was finished he reverted at once to the topic of Natural History and his own biological studies.
But I was so horribly alone, and even to clamber down into the darkness of the well appalled me.
He was pursued by a sight of the black ants swarming greedily upon the gray face and venturing horribly near to the eyes.