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shockingly repellent

gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

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The idea, one of the Cubic men told me, was to subject the troops to war's ghastliest scenarios here in the Louisiana woods so that they'd be fully braced for the horrors of combat in Iraq.
Chapman said it was the ghastliest mode of death he could have conjured, short of slow torture, and that no sane person who witnessed it could possibly oppose its replacement by a less violent means of execution."
The hotel we were in, they treated you like the ghastliest Brits in the world.
It only refurbished its ghastliest stores after shoppers complained of finding themselves in a 1970s-style timewarp.
McNish has scored no points, I concur, but has kept Mika Salo `honest' to use Murray Walker's dreadful replacement, James Allen's, ghastliest expression.
Here is a message indeed, telling us that life is full of surprises, that blessings come in unexpected packages, that continuity underlies even the most abrupt and radical endings, that some things remain whole even under the deepest, ghastliest ruins.
Thibault suffers one of the slowest, ghastliest, and most affecting terminations in all literature.
This pretence, much favoured by the lady-visitors, led to the ghastliest absurdities.
The Celebration, which opened last month in New York and LA, digs up the skeletons in a wealthy family's closet with all the tact of a tabloid show (welcome to "Denmark's Ghastliest Home Videos").
A few lawyers defending the scum of the earth offer this argument with such zest it suggests a belief that the ghastliest of crimes in this world are but a cry of help from distressed souls.
The book's 405 entries, written mostly by media scholars, range in tone from obsequious to bilious, and in style from newspapers at their sprightliest to academic journals at their ghastliest. The encyclopedia devotes articles to reporters, media outlets, press-related laws, and other aspects of journalism, including the colonial press, music criticism, and, quirkily, patent-medicine queen Lydia Pinkham.
But even he's not the ghastliest thing about Gridiron Gang, a movie so bad it should have gone straight to video.
The hotel we were in treated us like the ghastliest Brits in the world.
That was before the fracas in the nightclub in Alderley Edge, which produced another avalanche of coverage followed by pages posing questions like ``Is This Britain's Ghastliest Couple?''.
Her pose is belied by the report that "the ghastliest moment of what was for her an extremely gruesome occasion"--marriage in a registrar's office, sealed with a pawn-shop ring--was when she found herself "lumped among a lot of Mrs.