Throughout the length of this narrow and irksome inclined plane not a sign of life was visible on this garish afternoon.
In other directions, the fields and sky were so much of one colour by the snow, that it was difficult in a hasty glance to tell whereabouts the horizon occurred; and in general there was here, too, that before-mentioned preternatural inversion of light and shade which attends the prospect when the garish brightness commonly in the sky is found on the earth, and the shades of earth are in the sky.
"Are you going in?" said Bathsheba; and there came from within the church as from a prompter— I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.
And to that had destiny subjoined this reencounter to-night, which had, in Bathsheba’s wild imagining, turned her companion’s failure to success, her humiliation to triumph, her lucklessness to ascendency; it had thrown over herself a garish light of mockery, and set upon all things about her an ironical smile.
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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.
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