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Now, on the contrary, she was perforce decked out in a way so inconsistent with her age and her figure, that her one anxiety was to contrive that the contrast between these adornments and her own exterior should not be too appalling.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Compelled from the ends of the horizon; recalled from the edge of appalling crevasses; they crashed; solved; united.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Every appearance it had then presented, bore the expression of being swelled; and the height to which the breakers rose, and, looking over one another, bore one another down, and rolled in, in interminable hosts, was most appalling.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The dreadful condition to which he was brought, was so appalling to both of us, that we could not refer to it in plainer words.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Then, falling upon his knees, he prayed Heaven to spare him from such deeds; and rather to will that he should die at once, than be reserved for crimes, so fearful and appalling.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
The attendant tells me that his screams whilst in the paroxysm were really appalling; I found my hands full when I got in, attending to some of the other patients who were frightened by him.
In this manner many appalling hours passed; several of my dogs died, and I myself was about to sink under the accumulation of distress when I saw your vessel riding at anchor and holding forth to me hopes of succour and life.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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 Context
It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
The utter negation of natural beauty, the utter negation of the gladness of life, the utter absence of the instinct for shapely beauty which every bird and beast has, the utter death of the human intuitive faculty was appalling.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context