One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intolerable and appalling manner:
For a moment I stood appalled, as though by a warning.
You know I hate, detest, and can’t bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me.
We were cut off from the comprehension of our surroundings; we glided past like phantoms, wondering and secretly appalled, as sane men would be before an enthusiastic outbreak in a madhouse.
It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
His covering had fallen off, and his body emerged from it pitiful and appalling as from a winding-sheet.
After all, this was the expression of some sort of belief; it had candor, it had conviction, it had a vibrating note of revolt in its whisper, it had the appalling face of a glimpsed truth—the strange commingling of desire and hate.
" ’Love him,’ she finished eagerly, silencing me into an appalled dumbness.
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The live in appalling conditions.
She has scheduled a news conference to respond to the appalling accusations.