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 Meanings and Examples of GHASTLY
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ghastly
 a.  horrible; inspiring shock; extremely unpleasant or bad
Classic Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
1  "Come here," he said, bustling back into the room, the atmosphere of which felt clearer since the removal of its ghastly inmate.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  For fifteen hundred miles one may trace this ghastly caravan route by these scattered remains of those who had fallen by the wayside.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
3  The first object with which they had an association, or of which they had a remembrance, was a large black board with a dry Ogre chalking ghastly white figures on it.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
4  The wretched whelp plucked up a ghastly courage, and began to grow defiant.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
5  At one end of this ghastly apartment was a large fire-grate, over the top of which were stretched some transverse iron bars, half devoured with rust.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
6  "Thou canst not shake me by thy petty malice," answered Front-de-Boeuf, with a ghastly and constrained laugh.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  He looked ghastly pale, as if he had not slept for several nights, yet reined his pawing war-horse with the habitual ease and grace proper to the best lance of the Order of the Temple.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
8  She felt the time not far off when she would be buried there, added to the ghastly host under the tombstones and the monuments, in these filthy Midlands.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  It was one of the ghastly half-truths that poison human existence.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
10  Then it was ghastly, to exist without having any life: lifeless, in the night, to exist.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
11  But for me it seems a ghastly treachery to the unborn creature.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
12  It is our mortal destiny, I suppose, to prey upon the ghastly subaqueous life of our fellow-men, in the submarine jungle of mankind.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
13  He gave Mrs Bolton a terrible shock, sitting up in bed ghastly and blank.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
14  'She was my daughter,' said the old woman, nodding her head in the direction of the corpse; and speaking with an idiotic leer, more ghastly than even the presence of death in such a place.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
15  The flame threw a ghastly light on their shrivelled faces, and made their ugliness appear terrible, as, in this position, they began to converse in a low voice.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  It was a kind of ghastly waiting for the jurymen to return; it is so hard to spend.
2  His black eyes were restless, sly, and cunning; his mouth and chin bristly with a coarse, hard beard; his face never clean, but always distorted with a ghastly grin.
3  She woke up in the middle of a ghastly nightmare.
4  Today's newspaper gives all the ghastly details of the murder.