At the time he had put no faith in those dreams and was only tantalising himself by their hideous but daring recklessness.
There was always a crowd there, always shouting, laughter and abuse, hideous hoarse singing and often fighting.
"But you say she is hideous?" observed the officer.
Yes, she is so dark-skinned and looks like a soldier dressed up, but you know she is not at all hideous.
Suddenly he started, saved again perhaps from swooning by an uncanny and hideous sight.
The hideous and agonisingly fearful sensation he had felt then began to come back more and more vividly.
Such a hideous dream!
We may note in passing, one peculiarity in regard to all the final resolutions taken by him in the matter; they had one strange characteristic: the more final they were, the more hideous and the more absurd they at once became in his eyes.
This sudden horrible rupture affected him like a clap of thunder; it was like a hideous joke, an absurdity.
Some idea, some hint, as it were, slipped, something awful, hideous, and suddenly understood on both sides….
Now, a month later, he had begun to look upon them differently, and, in spite of the monologues in which he jeered at his own impotence and indecision, he had involuntarily come to regard this "hideous" dream as an exploit to be attempted, although he still did not realise this himself.
You almost convinced him again of the truth of all that hideous nonsense, and then you suddenly—put out your tongue at him: ’There now, what do you make of it?’
"Well, what am I to do now?" he asked, suddenly raising his head and looking at her with a face hideously distorted by despair.
To her heart I confided much of what has since been so hideously realised.
Katerina Ivanovna in her old dress with the green shawl, wearing a torn straw hat, crushed in a hideous way on one side, was really frantic.
If you’d invented another theory you might perhaps have done something a thousand times more hideous.
There was something infinitely hideous and shocking in that laugh, in those eyes, in such nastiness in the face of a child.
And if at that moment he had been capable of seeing and reasoning more correctly, if he had been able to realise all the difficulties of his position, the hopelessness, the hideousness and the absurdity of it, if he could have understood how many obstacles and, perhaps, crimes he had still to overcome or to commit, to get out of that place and to make his way home, it is very possible that he would have flung up everything, and would have gone to give himself up, and not from fear, but…
"And the hideousness, the filthiness of all your surroundings, doesn’t that affect you?
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The beast had hideous fangs.
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