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 Meanings and Examples of GROTESQUE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
grotesque
 a.  fantastic; comically hideous; unnatural in shape or size; abnormal
Classic Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
1  Mrs. Rogers stood grotesque in her black stockings.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
2  His jacket had been stained of a bright purple hue, upon which there had been some attempt to paint grotesque ornaments in different colours.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  And the grotesque furniture interested her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  Her body was bent by age; her limbs trembled with palsy; her face, distorted into a mumbling leer, resembled more the grotesque shaping of some wild pencil, than the work of Nature's hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  'Mrs. Bolter's humble servant,' said Fagin, bowing with grotesque politeness.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  Those whom Nature had depicted as merely quaint became grotesque, the grotesque became preternatural; for all was in extremity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  So grotesque was the attitude that I could not for the instant realize that that moan had been the passing of his soul.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
8  His only accomplice was one who could never give him away, and the grotesque, inconceivable nature of the device only served to make it more effective.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
9  It seems to me to be rather grotesque than otherwise.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
10  The other, who was secured in a similar fashion, was a tall man in the last stage of emaciation, with several strips of sticking-plaster arranged in a grotesque pattern over his face.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
11  Holmes bent over this grotesque frieze for some minutes, and then suddenly sprang to his feet with an exclamation of surprise and dismay.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
12  I confess that I had not up to now taken a very serious view of the case, which had seemed to me rather grotesque and bizarre than dangerous.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
13  "They are singular, not to say grotesque," said Holmes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
14  Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
15  The contrast was too grotesque: she could scarcely suppress the smile it provoked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
Example Sentence:
1  Her account of the incident was a grotesque distortion of the truth.
2  The story was too grotesque to believe.
3  She has become a grotesque parody of her former elegant self.
4  On Halloween people enjoy wearing grotesque costumes.
5  He called it the most grotesquely tragic experience that he's ever had.