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appalling
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Heart of Darkness
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  • 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.

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