FORBIDDING's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of forbidding
Definition:
a. prohibitive; harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
Example:
A rock face, so forbidding from a distance, shows fracture lines from close up: nothing is forever, everything changes.
Sentence in Classic:
He was not a popular man, being somewhat cold and forbidding in his manners, but he had, as far as I know, no active enemies.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Order after order was issued by the French commanders that day forbidding the men to disperse about the town, sternly forbidding any violence to the inhabitants or any looting, and announcing a roll call for that very evening.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She had been amused and irritated at the letters from Aunt Pauline and Aunt Eulalie in Charleston, horror struck at the news, forbidding the marriage, telling her it would not only ruin her social position but endanger theirs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The interior walls of unpainted boards, which had been grateful in August, were forbidding in the chill.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
She got up with a headache, was unable to talk, and unwilling to take any nourishment; giving pain every moment to her mother and sisters, and forbidding all attempt at consolation from either.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The old man looked at her with that stern and forbidding expression with which he was accustomed to receive her.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
If on that forbidding moor a difficult and dangerous quest should lie before us, this was at least a comrade for whom one might venture to take a risk with the certainty that he would bravely share it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Hindley, enjoying his discomfiture, and gratified to see what a forbidding young blackguard he would be compelled to present himself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context