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Definitionexceptionally bad, cruel, or ugly
- Hindley is a detestable substitute — his conduct to Heathcliff is atrocious — H. and I are going to rebel — we took our initiatory step this evening.Chapter 3 (12% in)
- Heathcliff, aware that his opponent was ignorant of the treatment received while insensible, called him deliriously intoxicated; and said he should not notice his atrocious conduct further, but advised him to get to bed.Chapter 17 (53% in)
There are no more uses of "atrocious" in Wuthering Heights.
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