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The War of the Worlds
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grotesque
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The War of the Worlds
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  • Grotesque gleam of a time no history will ever fully describe!
  • Across the light huge black shapes, grotesque and strange, moved busily to and fro.
  • The man was running away with the rest, and selling his papers for a shilling each as he ran—a grotesque mingling of profit and panic.
  • I remained a very long time upon the roof, wondering at the grotesque changes of the day.
  • We would race across the kitchen in a grotesque way between eagerness and the dread of making a noise, and strike each other, and thrust and kick, within a few inches of exposure.
  • Most of it was in blank, but the solitary compositor who did the thing had amused himself by making a grotesque scheme of advertisement stereo on the back page.
  • Grotesque and foolish as this will seem to the sober reader, it is absolutely true, and what is more remarkable, I found the card game and several others we played extremely interesting.
  • At the corner of the bridge, too, I saw one of the common contrasts of that grotesque time—a sheet of paper flaunting against a thicket of the red weed, transfixed by a stick that kept it in place.

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  • The disease causes grotesque deformity.
  • It is the result of a grotesque system that distorts good intentions into evil actions.

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