LURID in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LURID
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
lurid
 a.  causing shock or horror; gruesome
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  The sky was a hideous lurid color and great swirls of black smoke went twisting up to hand in billowy clouds above the flames.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  Here and there, a red and fiery star struggled through the drifting vapor, furnishing a lurid gleam of brightness to the dull aspect of the heavens.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
3  A dozen blazing piles now shed their lurid brightness on the place, which resembled some unhallowed and supernatural arena, in which malicious demons had assembled to act their bloody and lawless rites.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
4  His busy mind had drawn for him large pictures extravagant in color, lurid with breathless deeds.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
5  He was listening with eagerness and much humility to the lurid descriptions of a bearded sergeant.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
6  His eyes were fixed in a lurid glare.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  The command went painfully forward until an open space interposed between them and the lurid lines.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
8  Excess had brought on that frightful disease that seems to throw the lurid shadows of a coming retribution back into the present life.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
9  She gave him an affectionate good-night, and went out with him to the door, whence the fires of Coketown could be seen, making the distance lurid.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
10  When he drew nearer he perceived it to be a spring van, ordinary in shape, but singular in colour, this being a lurid red.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
11  Her grandfather was enjoying himself over the fire, raking about the ashes and exposing the red-hot surface of the turves, so that their lurid glare irradiated the chimney-corner with the hues of a furnace.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
12  At first it was but a lurid spark upon the stone pavement.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
13  Then it was withdrawn as suddenly as it appeared, and all was dark again save the single lurid spark which marked a chink between the stones.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
14  It was whispered by those who peered after her that the scarlet letter threw a lurid gleam along the dark passage-way of the interior.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
15  Then, she was supported by an unnatural tension of the nerves, and by all the combative energy of her character, which enabled her to convert the scene into a kind of lurid triumph.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
Example Sentence:
1  It makes absolutely no sense, especially since there's a full video which seems to show every punch and every kick in lurid details.