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hideous
used in The Return of the King

19 uses
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Definition extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • The monstrous Watchers sat there cold and still, revealed in all their hideous shape.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (32% in)
hideous = ugly and frightening
  • And with that hideous memory he woke fully, and shivered, and the noise of the wind became filled with menacing voices.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (2% in)
  • Long had it been forging in the dark smithies of Mordor, and its hideous head, founded of black steel, was shaped in the likeness of a ravening wolf; on it spells of ruin lay.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (94% in)
  • Over the hills of slain a hideous shape appeared: a horseman, tall, hooded, cloaked in black.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (96% in)
  • A creature of an older world maybe it was, whose kind, fingering in forgotten mountains cold beneath the Moon, outstayed their day, and in hideous eyrie bred this last untimely brood, apt to evil.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (12% in)
  • Suddenly the great beast beat its hideous wings, and the wind of them was foul.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (27% in)
  • The hideous orc-head that was set upon the carven figure was cast down and broken in pieces, and the old king's head was raised and set in its place once more, still crowned with white and golden flowers: and men laboured to wash and pare away all the foul scrawls that orcs had put upon the stone.
    5.10 -- Book 5 Chapter 10 -- The Black Gate Opens (15% in)
  • Aragorn looked at them, and there was pity in his eyes rather than wrath; for these were young men from Rohan, from Westfold far away, or husbandmen from Lossarnach, and to them Mordor had been from childhood a name of evil, and yet unreal, a legend that had no part in their simple life; and now they walked like men in a hideous dream made true, and they understood not this war nor why fate should lead them to such a pass.
    5.10 -- Book 5 Chapter 10 -- The Black Gate Opens (34% in)
  • At its head there rode a tall and evil shape, mounted upon a black horse, if horse it was; for it was huge and hideous, and its face was a frightful mask, more like a skull than a living head, and in the sockets of its eyes and in its nostrils there burned a flame.
    5.10 -- Book 5 Chapter 10 -- The Black Gate Opens (53% in)
  • Taller and broader than Men they were, and they were clad only in close-fitting mesh of horny scales, or maybe that was their hideous hide; but they bore round bucklers huge and black and wielded heavy hammers in their knotted hands.
    5.10 -- Book 5 Chapter 10 -- The Black Gate Opens (94% in)
  • He would have welcomed a fight-with not too many enemies at a time — rather than this hideous brooding uncertainty.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (37% in)
  • For a moment the orc crouched, and then with a hideous yelp of fear it turned and fled back as it had come.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (40% in)
  • He might have slipped out of the other door, but hardly without being seen; and he could not have played hide-and-seek with this hideous orc for long.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (55% in)
  • Then he heard the hideous voice speaking again.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (67% in)
  • The hideous vision had seemed so real to him, half bemused as he was still with wound and fear.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (80% in)
  • As they threaded their way among the hideous bodies of the ores each step became more difficult.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (97% in)
  • A crouching shape, scarcely more than the shadow of a living thing, a creature now wholly ruined and defeated, yet filled with a hideous lust and rage; and before it stood stern, untouchable now by pity, a figure robed in white, but at its breast it held a wheel of fire.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (74% in)
  • He laughed, but his voice was cracked and hideous.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Many Partings (66% in)
  • Frodo looked down at the body with pity and horror, for as he looked it seemed that long years of death were suddenly revealed in it, and it shrank, and the shrivelled face became rags of skin upon a hideous skull.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- The Scouring of the Shire (99% in)

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