TERRIBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TERRIBLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
terrible
 a.  extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
 a.  very bad at doing something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  While he reasoned, the sky darkened, the winds blew from the four quarters, and the ship was assailed by a most terrible tempest within sight of the port of Lisbon.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IV
2  He died in less than two hours of most terrible convulsions.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XI
3  If you had," said the old woman, "you would acknowledge that it is far more terrible than an earthquake.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
4  He had great eloquence; he persuaded them; we underwent this terrible operation.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
5  In the frightful meditation into which its presence casts the soul the scaffold appears in terrible guise, and as though taking part in what is going on.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
6  Therefore, the impression was terrible and profound; on the day following the execution, and on many succeeding days, the Bishop appeared to be crushed.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
7  From its most terrible blows there comes forth a caress for the human race.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
8  He would probably have felt a scruple at sounding too far in advance certain problems which are, in a manner, reserved for terrible great minds.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
9  The terrible spectacle of created things developed tenderness in him; he was occupied only in finding for himself, and in inspiring others with the best way to compassionate and relieve.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
10  To all appearance, he seemed to be occupied in the constant contemplation of something terrible.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
11  As he wept, daylight penetrated more and more clearly into his soul; an extraordinary light; a light at once ravishing and terrible.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
12  A terrible moment of expectation and silence ensued.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
13  They beheld Madeleine, almost flat on his stomach beneath that terrible weight, make two vain efforts to bring his knees and his elbows together.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
14  Great sorrow is a divine and terrible ray, which transfigures the unhappy.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
15  There is nothing more terrible in existence than this sort of contemplation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
Example Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
16  Mother Nature had served up some terrible weather for their cruise.
17  The flat was really very nice, but compared with what we'd been used to, it was a terrible let-down.
18  The bombardment continued for a terrible nine hours.
19  The pressure of fame can take a terrible toll.
20  If we act fast, we can once and for all prevent wild animals in Britain from suffering terrible cruelty.
21  I thought something really terrible had happened.
22  I'll never forget the terrible events of that summer.
23  That restaurant was terrible - I'm never going back there again.
24  She entered the room; then flung up her hands at the sight of the terrible scene.
25  She has lived through several terrible accidents.
26  Their son had been injured in a terrible accident.
27  I'm in terrible rush.
28  The assassination is a terrible, terrible, unspeakable loss for his family and friends.
29  A holocaust is an event so terrible that it's hard to believe or talk about.
30  United Nations officials warn that malaria does not only inflict terrible suffering, it's also damaging Africa's economies.