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hideous
used in Frankenstein

14 uses
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Definition
extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
    Chapter 5 (27% in)
  • I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest.
    Chapter 5 (66% in)
  • A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.
    Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man.
    Chapter 13 (76% in)
  • My person was hideous and my stature gigantic.
    Chapter 15 (17% in)
  • Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust?
    Chapter 15 (38% in)
  • I had sagacity enough to discover that the unnatural hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those who had formerly beheld me.
    Chapter 15 (62% in)
  • "'Hideous monster!
    Chapter 16 (81% in)
  • What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me.
    Chapter 17 (27% in)
  • I remembered, shuddering, the mad enthusiasm that hurried me on to the creation of my hideous enemy, and I called to mind the night in which he first lived.
    Chapter 21 (94% in)
  • The shutters had been thrown back, and with a sensation of horror not to be described, I saw at the open window a figure the most hideous and abhorred.
    Chapter 23 (30% in)
  • My own strength is exhausted, and I must tell, in a few words, what remains of my hideous narration.
    Chapter 23 (56% in)
  • The work was soon finished; in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice that was continually lessening and thus preparing for me a hideous death.
    Chapter 24 (32% in)
  • Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome yet appalling hideousness.
    Chapter 24 (78% in)

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