A few moments after he found himself on the stage amid the garish gas and the dim scenery, acting before the innumerable faces of the void.
He was alone at the side of the balcony, looking out of jaded eyes at the culture of Dublin in the stalls and at the tawdry scene-cloths and human dolls framed by the garish lamps of the stage.
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Outwardly, Annie showed no signs of garish ambition, but Mae was sure that there was something within Annie that insisted upon this, that she would have been here, in this position, no matter where she’d come from.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
We did, and he swept the light over Martin’s body, a landscape of garish ruin.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children