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appalling
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • "Thy acts are like mercy," said Hester, bewildered and appalled; "but thy words interpret thee as a terror!"
  • It appalled her, nevertheless, to discern here, again, a shadowy reflection of the evil that had existed in herself.
  • Partly supported by Hester Prynne, and holding one hand of little Pearl’s, the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale turned to the dignified and venerable rulers; to the holy ministers, who were his brethren; to the people, whose great heart was thoroughly appalled yet overflowing with tearful sympathy, as knowing that some deep life-matter—which, if full of sin, was full of anguish and repentance likewise—was now to be laid open to them.

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  • The live in appalling conditions.
  • She has scheduled a news conference to respond to the appalling accusations.

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