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 Meanings and Examples of GROTESQUELY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
grotesquely
 ad.  in a comically or distorted manner
Classic Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
1  It was not well drawn; it was too finicking; the pillars in the background were grotesquely squat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
2  Ellen brought him one of her dust-caps, and went into contortions of mirth, which she found it impossible to control, when she saw him put it on before the mirror as grotesquely as he could.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIX
3  But what shocked me more than any signs of physical weakness was that his face was grotesquely criss-crossed with sticking-plaster, and that one large pad of it was fastened over his mouth.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
4  He was a tall and stately person, scrupulously dressed, with a drawn, thin face, and a nose which was grotesquely curved and long.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
5  The Big House stands in half-ruin, its great front door staring blankly at the street, and the back part grotesquely restored for its black tenant.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
6  Mrs. Rogers stood grotesque in her black stockings.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
7  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
8  And the grotesque furniture interested her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
9  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
10  'Mrs. Bolter's humble servant,' said Fagin, bowing with grotesque politeness.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
11  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
12  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
13  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
14  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"
15  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
Example Sentence:
1  He called it the most grotesquely tragic experience that he's ever had.
2  Her account of the incident was a grotesque distortion of the truth.
3  The story was too grotesque to believe.
4  She has become a grotesque parody of her former elegant self.
5  On Halloween people enjoy wearing grotesque costumes.