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The War of the Worlds
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  • The sun, shining through the smoke that drove up from the tops of the trees, seemed blood red, and threw an unfamiliar lurid light upon everything.
  • Even as I beheld this a lurid green glare lit the road about me and showed the distant woods towards Addlestone.
  • He went to bed a little after midnight, and was awakened from lurid dreams in the small hours of Monday by the sound of door knockers, feet running in the street, distant drumming, and a clamour of bells.
  • Dense black smoke was leaping up to mingle with the steam from the river, and as the Heat-Ray went to and fro over Weybridge its impact was marked by flashes of incandescent white, that gave place at once to a smoky dance of lurid flames.
  • I had expected to see Sheen in ruins—I found about me the landscape, weird and lurid, of another planet.

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  • Dawn breaks, the sun’s rays tracing the sky above Blackcliffs ebony belltower like bloodied fingers, tingeing everyone in the courtyard a lurid red.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • She showed me the lurid lines on her wrists, like bracelets.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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