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grisly
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Shortly afterwards, the like grisly sense of the humorous again stole in among the solemn phantoms of his thought.
  • As at the waving of a magician’s wand, up rose a grisly phantom—up rose a thousand phantoms—in many shapes, of death, or more awful shame, all flocking round about the clergyman, and pointing with their fingers at his breast!

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  • a grisly murder
  • Even by the standards of plane crashes, it was a grisly tragedy...
    Time, 2009  --  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1914815_1914808_1914788,00.html(retrieved 10/15/09)

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