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extremely alarming

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In Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky, a marriage of codependency--from which sex has all but varnished, except with other partners--ends nightmarishly with the husband's illness and death and the wife's ravishment.
Doctrine can be nightmarishly complicated, overheating fiber to sluice information, making satellites gasp for energy, or destroying forests for more paper.
At the time, I wrote that she had created "a nightmarishly kitsch world in which Fran and Anna appear to have joined the cast of Braveheart along with Britney Spears and then stopped off at every tourist tat shop on The Royal Mile for a quick costume change".
The reader can really feel the pit of despair as the protagonist attends "ghastly,/with open eyes" and yet "blind" for his nightmarishly monsters to make havoc of his life: "There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart/so heavy, if he had a hundred years/& more, & weeping, sleepless, in all them time/ Henry could not make good" ("Dream Song 29").
Two 1930s institutional wall clocks hung facing one another, one running so slowly, it may as well have stopped altogether, the other nightmarishly fast.
Set in a nightmarishly outsized palazzo, the characters are costumed as eighteenth century Venetians, and with the assistance of dramaturg Willem Bruls he has created a piece which defies the expectation that baroque opera is dramatically weak.
The Coen brothers' Barton Fink is a nebbish idealist with a paralyzed will, nightmarishly unnerved by the conflict between his artistic ambitions and the vulgarity of Hollywood.
As we all know so nightmarishly well, Marquez took advantage of a momentary lapse in Pacquiao's defense and unleashed a short killer right.
Adelaide Clemens plays Heather, a young woman left trapped in a nightmarishly incomprehensible, psychological netherworld after her father Harry (Bean) disappears.
Nearly every day it seems, we hear of instances where patients have been denied vital drugs or treatment for cost reasons, and many of us have experienced nightmarishly long waits in hospital accident and emergency departments as staff struggle to cope.
Forster has already shown the full ugliness of the Machine society: a nightmarishly static life that makes human beings recoil from everything human.
Simpson sheds much light on the fundamentals of an otherwise nightmarishly complex political mess.
The idea of masquerade as a shield for one's pathologies (think Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut) is played out here, in nightmarishly vulgar displays of patriarchal dominance, when two anonymously masked birdlike assailants torture, dismember, and finally kill the film's violet-colored female protagonist.
THE crime that is at the centre of tonight's first episode is a nightmarishly nasty act of violence.
Soberingly, though, a review of websites and blogs from young adult cancer patients suggest resonant responses to some of the nightmarishly portrayed professionals in "50/50.