ATROCIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ATROCIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
atrocious
 a.  shockingly brutal or cruel; exceptionally bad or displeasing
Classic Sentence:
1  They had coffee, griddle-cakes, and sausages, and talked about Mrs. McGanum's atrocious alligator-hide belt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
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."
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
3  Then such crimes, equally atrocious, have happened in quick succession, one in Tennessee, one in Arkansas, and one in Alabama.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In V
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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  The commutation of his death sentence had been due to some doubts as to his complete sanity, so atrocious was his conduct.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
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.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  It lay heavier on my breast than if I had been a most atrocious criminal, I dare say.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
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.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
10  He had good cause to do so; the pain I gave him must have been atrocious.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 4 THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS
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.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
12  And these days he acted so atrociously he really might do it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
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