DREADFUL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of dreadful
a. very unpleasant; distasteful or shocking
'No, no! The adventures first,' said the Gryphon in an impatient tone: 'explanations take such a dreadful time.'
Sentence in Classic:
Just as every sense is afflicted with a fitting torment, so is every spiritual faculty; the fancy with horrible images, the sensitive faculty with alternate longing and rage, the mind and understanding with an interior darkness more terrible even than the exterior darkness which reigns in that dreadful prison.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He was in dreadful earnest and made me swear, with my hands on the Testament, that whatever happened I would always be true to him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He spun round with a scream and fell upon his back, his hideous red face turning suddenly to a dreadful mottled pallor.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Hines he hurt my wrist dreadful pulling and tugging so, and I reckon he clean forgot I was in the world, he was so excited and panting.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
He reeled and fell partly upon Potter, flooding him with his blood, and in the same moment the clouds blotted out the dreadful spectacle and the two frightened boys went speeding away in the dark.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Some one of the worthy burghers now spoke of the dreadful pestilence that had raged in the country a few years back, meaning that of 1484.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
He felt that his heart was throbbing, and that he, too, like the mare, longed to move, to bite; it was both dreadful and delicious.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre knew that everyone was waiting for him to say a word and cross a certain line, and he knew that sooner or later he would step across it, but an incomprehensible terror seized him at the thought of that dreadful step.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She thought of Natasha and of her own youth, and of how there was something unnatural and dreadful in this impending marriage of Natasha and Prince Andrew.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
That couch was dreadful to him, probably because of the oppressive thoughts he had had when lying there.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Those dreadful moments he had lived through at the executions had as it were forever washed away from his imagination and memory the agitating thoughts and feelings that had formerly seemed so important.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context