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  • Then he let out a piercing shriek suddenly and bolted toward the door in a headlong dash back toward the enlisted men’s apartment for his camera, only to be halted in his tracks with another frantic shriek by the dreadful, freezing premonition that this whole lovely, lurid, rich and colorful pagan paradise would be snatched away from him irredeemably if he were to let it out of his sight for even an instant.

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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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