APPALLING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPALLING
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appalling
 a.  causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful
Classic Sentence: (68 in 5 pages)
1  Since Sherman had swept through Georgia, Frank had seen many appalling sights as he rode about the state trying to collect supplies, but nothing had gone to his heart as Tara did now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  On the contrary, those motions derive their most appalling beauty from it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  For so revolvingly appalling was the White Whale's aspect, and so planetarily swift the ever-contracting circles he made, that he seemed horizontally swooping upon them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
4  It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
5  And when the auditor had asserted his non-comprehension, he would proceed to elucidate by some new proposition, yet more appalling.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
6  As they held their silent way along the margin of the pond, again Heyward and the scout stole furtive glances at its appalling dreariness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
7  At that dangerous moment, Magua placed his hands to his mouth, and raised the fatal and appalling whoop.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
8  The effects produced by the appalling sights that constantly arose in their path to the lake shore, were as different as the characters of the respective individuals who composed the party.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
9  One of their number now called aloud, in words that were far from appalling, though not more intelligible to those for whose ears they were intended, than their expressive yells.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
10  The spectacle now became wildly terrific; the fierce-looking and menacing visages of the chiefs receiving additional power from the appalling strains in which they mingled their guttural tones.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
11  The appalling defeat I then sustained returned to torment me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
12  There was an appalling imprint upon these faces.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
13  When he thought of it later, he conceived the impression that it is better to view the appalling than to be merely within hearing.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  Its red had changed to an appalling yellow.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
15  His gray, appalling face had attracted attention in the crowd, and men, slowing to his dreary pace, were walking with him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  They have been living under the most appalling conditions for two months.
2  The book celebrates the hostages' remarkable triumph over appalling adversity.
3  Consumer watchdogs have accused banks of "appalling arrogance" in the way they treat customers.
4  After her appalling behaviour, we had no option but to dismiss her.
5  Let me be quite blunt your work is appalling.
6  The punishment should adequately reflect the revulsion felt by most people for this appalling crime.
7  I don't know why she's marrying that appalling man; I wouldn't touch him with a barge-pole.
8  Bessie's accounts of school-discipline were somewhat appalling, her details of certain accomplishment attained by these same young ladies were, I thought, equally attractive.
9  The police in Bangladesh charged the owners of a garment factory and 11 of their employees with culpable homicide in the deaths of 112 workers in a fire last year that came to symbolize the appalling working conditions in the country's dominant textile industry.
10  The brutality of the crime has appalled the public.
11  The idiocy of his behaviour appalled her.
12  I was appalled at/by the lack of staff in the hospital.
13  They were appalled by the reports of the nuclear war.
14  The thought that any parent would manipulate their child into seeking fame just appalled me.
15  We were appalled when we heard that the chairman had been murdered.