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grotesque
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Crime and Punishment
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  • With my rags I ought to wear a cap, any sort of old pancake, but not this grotesque thing.
  • It struck him as strange and grotesque, that he should have stopped at the same spot as before, as though he actually imagined he could think the same thoughts, be interested in the same theories and pictures that had interested himů. so short a time ago.
  • Sonia’s room looked like a barn; it was a very irregular quadrangle and this gave it a grotesque appearance.
  • At least he might have found relief in raging at his stupidity, as he had raged at the grotesque blunders that had brought him to prison.
  • But now in prison, in freedom, he thought over and criticised all his actions again and by no means found them so blundering and so grotesque as they had seemed at the fatal time.

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  • The disease causes grotesque deformity.
  • It is the result of a grotesque system that distorts good intentions into evil actions.

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