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Gone with the Wind
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  • Scarlett, sitting on the stump, thought of those words which had made her so happy, and suddenly they took on another meaning, a hideous meaning.
  • But hideous rumors that Lee was killed, the battle lost, and enormous casualty lists coming in, fled up and down the quiet streets like darting bats.
  • The hospitals were filled with dirty, bewhiskered, verminous men who smelled terribly and bore on their bodies wounds hideous enough to turn a Christian’s stomach.
  • Then, when the sleets of March were keeping everyone indoors, the hideous blow fell.
  • It was a hideous place like a plaguestricken city so quiet, so dreadfully quiet after the din of the siege.
  • A widow had to wear hideous black dresses without even a touch of braid to enliven them, no flower or ribbon or lace or even jewelry, except onyx mourning brooches or necklaces made from the deceased’s hair.
  • Melanie lay in bed in her nightgown, her eyes closed and circled with black, her heart-shaped face bloated, her slender body hideous and distorted.
  • The sky was a hideous lurid color and great swirls of black smoke went twisting up to hand in billowy clouds above the flames.
  • She knew that what she had in her mind must be hideous to her mother even in that warm far-off Heaven where she surely was.
  • How hideous she must look and how he would laugh!
  • She began calling for Ashley, over and over, as if in a delirium until the hideous monotony gave Scarlett a fierce desire to smother her voice with a pillow.
  • The narrow street was a dim tunnel, but faintly through the thick leafy ceiling the hideous red glow of the sky penetrated and shadows chased one another down the dark way like mad ghosts.
  • She would find only the blackened bricks, starlight shining through the roofless walls, Ellen and Gerald gone, the girls gone, Mammy gone, the negroes gone, God knows where, and this hideous stillness over everything.
  • Tomorrow the memory of this hideous night would not be driving her so fiercely that she shook.
  • Her last memory of him was how he looked as he picked her up in the dark hall at the bottom of the steps, his face white and wiped clean of all save hideous fear, his voice hoarsely calling for Mammy.

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  • The beast had hideous fangs.
  • He had a hideous scar running from his forehead to his jaw.

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