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exceptionally bad or displeasing

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

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extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

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At first this vague and terrible power was exercised only upon the recalcitrants who, having embraced the Mormon faith, wished afterwards to pervert or to abandon it.
And while within we fought out our dark, dim contest of whispers, snatched food and drink, and gripping hands and blows, without, in the pitiless sunlight of that terrible June, was the strange wonder, the unfamiliar routine of the Martians in the pit.
Kill the men," and the same to the hairy and terrible Number Three.
If you, who are Great and Terrible, cannot kill her yourself, how do you expect me to do it?"
But instead of embracing them he began to weep so bitterly that they soon guessed that something terrible was the matter.
Helene's face became terrible, she shrieked and sprang aside.
It is true, they realized that the Peasant Revolt was unplanned, and that the First Revolt was premature; but they little realized that the Second Revolt, planned and mature, was doomed to equal futility and more terrible punishment.
Repeatedly, during three terrible days, they swarmed up the little Malakoff hill, and were beaten back with terrible slaughter.
"Because it is a part of the terrible story, a part of poor Lucy's death and all that led to it.
The sound was terrible, and struck Hutchinson with the same sort of dread as if an enraged wild beast had broken loose and were roaring for its prey.
If there was any plan that would render his position more harrowing he should have known that such would be the one adopted by the Russian, and what could be more terrible than to leave him to a lifetime of suspense upon an uninhabited island?
Such an event, therefore, will be neither pitiful nor terrible. There remains, then, the character between these two extremes,- -that of a man who is not eminently good and just,-yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice or depravity, but by some error or frailty.
Groans, and convulsions, and a discolored face, and friends weeping, and blacks, and obsequies, and the like, show death terrible. It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man, so weak, but it mates, and masters, the fear of death; and therefore, death is no such terrible enemy, when a man hath so many attendants about him, that can win the combat of him.
There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.
Terrible have been the calamities that have befallen your great-grandsire's mighty nation since the fatal day that saw you leave our midst."