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Definitionshocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
- Here and there, some early lamps were seen to twinkle in the distant city; and in the eastern quarter of the sky the lurid light still hovered.Chapters 46-48 (25% in)
- It was a sombre evening, with a lurid light in the sky; and as I saw the prospect scowling in the distance, with here and there some larger object starting up into the sullen glare, I fancied it was no inapt companion to the memory of this fierce woman.Chapters 46-48 (4% in)
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