1 They had coffee, griddle-cakes, and sausages, and talked about Mrs. McGanum's atrocious alligator-hide belt.
2 A negro organ printed in this city, in a recent issue publishes the following atrocious paragraph: "Nobody in this section of the country believes the old thread-bare lie that negro men rape white women."
3 Then such crimes, equally atrocious, have happened in quick succession, one in Tennessee, one in Arkansas, and one in Alabama.
4 There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
5 The commutation of his death sentence had been due to some doubts as to his complete sanity, so atrocious was his conduct.
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6 I was to discover the atrocious folly of this proceeding, but it came to my mind as an ingenious move for covering our retreat.
7 Heathcliff, aware that his opponent was ignorant of the treatment received while insensible, called him deliriously intoxicated; and said he should not notice his atrocious conduct further, but advised him to get to bed.
8 It lay heavier on my breast than if I had been a most atrocious criminal, I dare say.
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9 I resented bitterly the absurd danger of our situation, as if to be at the mercy of that atrocious phantom had been a dishonoring necessity.
10 He had good cause to do so; the pain I gave him must have been atrocious.
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11 Many other horrible and atrocious cruelties likewise perpetrated in Greece, show it to be true that a lost freedom is avenged with more ferocity than a threatened freedom is defended.
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12 And these days he acted so atrociously he really might do it.