shocking


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glaringly vivid and graphic

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giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

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Miss Grey, I wish you would tell her not to use such shocking words; she will call her horse a mare: it is so inconceivably shocking!
I know you think me a shocking, conceited, frivolous girl; but then, you know, I don't attribute it ALL to my personal attractions: I give some praise to the hairdresser, and some to my exquisitely lovely dress--you must see it to-morrow--white gauze over pink satin--and so SWEETLY made!
The event was so shocking, that there were moments even when her heart revolted from it as impossible: when she thought it could not be.
The shock wave simulator was accelerated to certain velocity before shock, and then shocking the cannon barrel through the high-power hydraulic shock wave simulator produced instantaneous shock force.
The studies evaluated cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which stop life-threatening fast or irregular heartbeats by shocking or pacing the heart.
"Easily shocked I may be, but I am also shocked that the Greyhound Trainers' Association allows itself to be led and influenced by Ricky Holloway, in my view a shocking egoist, and Dave Smith, an equally shocking fantasist.