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  • The disease causes grotesque deformity.
  • It is the result of a grotesque system that distorts good intentions into evil actions.
  • We visited the principal church, also—a curious old structure, with a towerlike spire adorned with all sorts of grotesque images.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • They mark special occasions, write horrible poetry, sketch things that are beautiful or grotesque, or just rant.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why

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  • The mirror image changed, from my grotesque image to that of a bed, a girl sleeping in it.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • My hands are misshapen and grotesque now, and they throb during most of my waking hours.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • He repeated the movement—a grotesque one.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • His skin was a grotesque shade, a graying blueberry.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • I was fasting; for to eat, to fill myself with unassimilated matter, would be to become grotesquely visible again.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Grotesque gleam of a time no history will ever fully describe!
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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  • "Kiss me," Janza said, puckering his lips grotesquely.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • No one even dared to look at his grotesque face.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • And between the tents, ahead, in transit, they saw a grotesque parade.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The lights from the windows sent a flickering illumination that made grotesque patterns on the courtyard below,
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • ...the interminable grotesques seem to form around a common centre and rush off in headlong plunges of equal distraction.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Be sure they were grotesque. There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments. There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions. There was...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • This is a valley of ashes — a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • She looked at the grotesque eating equipment Alexandra had put by his plate.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I gaze at them, but they no longer seem grotesque.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The grotesque photo appeared on-screen again.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • In the space of five months, something magical and grotesque transformed her.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Because she no longer needed him, because she was now a crucial and measurable driver of world commerce, and because she had two men at the Circle to choose from—one of them a volcanic, calligraphic enigma who climbed walls to take her from behind—she could afford to be generous toward poor Mercer, his shaggy head and grotesque fatty back.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • When he arrived in Wales, my grandfather had been a young, frightened boy who didn’t speak the language, a boy hunted by two kinds of monsters: one that would eventually kill most of his family, and the other, cartoonishly grotesque and invisible to all but him, which must’ve seemed lifted directly from his nightmares.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • It stared back with eyes that swam in dark liquid, furrowed trenches of carbon-black flesh loose on its hunched frame, its mouth hinged open grotesquely so that a mass of long eel-like tongues could wriggle out.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Grotesque incidents occur which help to sustain the general myth about the vicious and dangerous nature of the wolf.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Despite his usual handsome features, he looks rather grotesque in the moonlight with all those streaks of dried blood running down his face.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Something grotesque.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He looked grotesque, and vaguely angry.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Now here he was, as grotesque and chinless as ever.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Then, as Mercy stepped forward, one shoulder dipped and jerked back grotesquely, and Kit realized that she leaned on crutches.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Of course, she’d have to duel the grotesque one.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Next to him, but just a little behind, came the Gross Exaggeration, whose grotesque features and thoroughly unpleasant manners were hideous to see, and whose rows of wicked teeth were made only to mangle the truth.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Most of the huge rubber tires were punctured and grotesquely twisted on their axles.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • It is grotesque.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Demeaning posters appeared in both Polish and German, depicting us as grotesque, filthy creatures, with large, crooked noses.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • The first boy moans grotesquely.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Everything looks strange and grotesque and distorted, certain streets glittering with glass from smashed windows, the smell of burning in the air.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • She never took her son to the doctor to have his foot set, and the bone healed itself at a grotesque, crooked angle that grew worse as Sam grew older.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I looked down at my feet: my legs and ankles were swelling grotesquely.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • And so during the next few days after getting news of her death, as the shock wore off and I was able to adopt what might be called a professional view of her grotesque ending, I was overtaken by a fabulous sense of discovery.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • None of the baroque ecstasy, none of the grotesque compulsion.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Two thick gashes ran the length ofit They started near his kidneys and ended at his shoulder blades, widening to form an upsidedown V. The gashes were so grotesque I almost gasped in horror.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Mrs. Poe purchased clothing for the orphans that was in grotesque colors, and itched.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • Hugh Munro had said so, and outlandish as that grotesque figure had been, Jamie plainly considered him a reliable source of information.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Today, in her slashed, naked starkness, her body was snarled in a freeze-frame of grotesque horror.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The convulsing bodies, the grotesque expressions.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Then they inched the grotesque dead thing up the rock and toppled it over on top.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Something about the grotesque combination of lizard, insect, and alien made her stomach turn.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The effect of the overlarge eye against his otherwise handsome face is both grotesque and amusing.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • We pulled, each crew against the rest, hauling our grotesquely unstreamlined little boats along.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
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