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 Meanings and Examples of AGHAST
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 a.  struck by shock, terror, or amazement
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Scarlett was aghast at such words coming from Melly of all people.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
2  He sank back against the seat aghast, indignation struggling with bewilderment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  "Quick, Bildad," said Peleg, his partner, who, aghast at the close vicinity of the flying harpoon, had retreated towards the cabin gangway.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
4  For the moment all the aghast mate's thoughts seemed theirs; they raised a half mutinous cry.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
5  The Hurons stood aghast at this sudden visitation of death on one of their band.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
6  The youth, aghast and filled with wonder at the tall soldier, began quaveringly to question him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
7  Sambo stood, with his heavy mouth wide open, and aghast with wonder; and Cassy, who was preparing to leave the apartment, stopped, and looked at him in perfect amazement.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde; but the situation was apart from ordinary laws, and insidiously relaxed the grasp of conscience.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
9  She looked almost aghast under the new idea she was receiving.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
10  And while the revellers stood aghast at the fury of the man, one more wicked or, it may be, more drunken than the rest, cried out that they should put the hounds upon her.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
11  For a minute perhaps I stared aghast at this blackness that was creeping over the day, and then I realized that an eclipse was beginning.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XI
12  Caderousse remained for a moment aghast under the weight of such an idea.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 27. The Story.
13  Caderousse and his wife started and looked aghast at each other.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
14  Princess Mary was first surprised and then aghast at this question.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVIII
15  He was aghast at his hesitation and, trying to arouse his former devotional feeling, prostrated himself before the Gates of the Temple.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  Everyone was aghast at the verdict.
2  Some of the Republican policies have left feminists dismayed and aghast.
3  The film grabs you by the throat so that any feeling of being aghast is contained – and you hold on to that feeling up to the very last scene.