Dantesque

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of or relating to Dante Alighieri or his writings

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It manifests first as a fever, quickly reaching the scale of clashing passions; then goes from begging to threatening, from prayer to blasphemy, from anger to sheer numbness, until the intensity of this Dante-esque struggle devolves into agony and submerges into the ice of a slow and convulsive death."
Now his name and that of his novel Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones)--a Dante-esque plunge into the daily toil of an ideologically confused SS officer--is on everyone's lips.
As a consequence, my reaction to the Iraqi tragedy--a tragedy occurring at a Dante-esque scale--is three-dimensional.
After describing various orgies of mayhem that have been his Dante-esque pleasure, the soldier sticks a gun in his own mouth and suicides.
CANNES IF HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKERS dread Development Hell, here's a story from the Czech version of that Dante-esque process that will make Stateside torments seem cheery and refreshing.
Annabella Sciorra is far more convincing as his wife Annie and her demise gives director Vincent Ward the chance for even more visual effects as she goes to a Dante-esque vision of hell filled with tormented souls.
The conceptual result was one where the play's typically romanticized and whimsical images of love were stripped to brooding imaginings of love without trappings, placing the characters in a world where love's uncertainties converted their worlds to purgatories at best and a Dante-esque Hell at worst.
A million miles away from the stag and hen parties of Magaluf, Mallorca is turning over a sophisticated leaf, says RACHAEL BURNETT EVOKING numerous religious connotations, the prehistoric Caves of Arta have been attracting curious 'worshippers' for years, and the various atmospheric chambers given Dante-esque names like Hell, Paradise and Purgatory.
A local TV commentator described the scene as 'Dante-esque'.
The intense experiences of those eight days are etched in my memory, and I share Captain Morrell's sentiment on the failure of words to do justice to the Dante-esque scenes that played before my eyes.
The anti-Ikea brigade will paint a Dante-esque vision of shopping hell complete with thousands of crazed family shoppers, a baffling maze-like layout and the horror of having to build the damn things themselves even after surviving the horrors of the shopping experience and (gulp) home delivery.: YES: TRYST WILLIAMS, 33, IKEA LOVER:Thank Sweden for Ikea.
It created a lot of space within the current confines of the station but it made little impact on the city itself - a city, lest we forget, which is engaged in a long-term project to rescue itself from the Dante-esque concrete visions of the postwar city planners.
Because at New Street Station those advocates of urban renaissance would have witnessed the continuing, Dante-esque nightmare of cancelled and delayed commuter services.