ghastly


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shockingly repellent

gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

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No outlet was observed in any portion of its vast extent, and no torch, or other artificial source of light was discernible; yet a flood of intense rays rolled throughout, and bathed the whole in a ghastly and inappropriate splendour.
And travellers now within that valley, Through the red-litten windows, see Vast forms that move fantastically To a discordant melody; While, like a rapid ghastly river, Through the pale door, A hideous throng rush out forever, And laugh--but smile no more.
The pallor of his countenance had assumed, if possible, a more ghastly hue--but the luminousness of his eye had utterly gone out.
"These appearances, which bewilder you, are merely electrical phenomena not uncommon--or it may be that they have their ghastly origin in the rank miasma of the tarn.
What is that ghastly face looking out balefully after him from behind the arras?
Rebecca performed her part so well, and with such ghastly truth, that the spectators were all dumb, until, with a burst, all the lamps of the hall blazed out again, when everybody began to shout applause.
Grewgious heard a terrible shriek, and saw no ghastly figure, sitting or standing; saw nothing but a heap of torn and miry clothes upon the floor.
He was gripping the sides tightly with both hands, and the pallor of a ghastly fear had spread over his face.
Dunster's breathing was regular, and his eyes were closed, but his colour was ghastly.
He raised his eyes from the ghastly object of his attention and saw himself the center of a crowd of men and women dimly seen; the room was thronged with them.
His account of the bloody battles, ghastly wounds, and senseless destruction wreaked upon civilians as well as the military is graphic.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 16 (ANI): While the entire world is denouncing the terror attack in Pulwama, for the Pakistani media, the suicide bomber who carried out the ghastly killing of 40 CRPF personnel is a "freedom fighter', highlighting their bizarre mindset.
I hate to think how much they're earning for this gratuitous, ghastly and gruesome sickfest in which they prod, poke and parade people with less than perfect bodies for the delectation of the camera.
Summary: Tehran [Iran], Feb 16 (ANI): Major-General Mohammad-Ali Jafari of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran on Saturday said that they would avenge the blood of the personnel who lost their lives in the ghastly attack that took place on Wednesday (local time).
In the midst of the family drama, Lucy is involved with her first boyfriend, a slightly older guy named Tobin, who has an incredibly ghastly car named "Vomit." Lucy's excitement about Tobin is disturbing her best friend, who is feeling left behind.