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She stepped back aghast at the behavior.
  shocked with feelings of surprise and dismay (sadness, disappointment, or worry)
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  • She stepped back aghast at the behavior.
  • Her employer looked aghast and fired her on the spot.
  • ’He’s gone off his rocker!’ shouted one of the fathers, aghast, and the other parents joined in the chorus of frightened shouting.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • Polly and Digory looked at each other, aghast. ... Certainly, she was not at all the sort of person one would like to take home.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew

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  •   "Ever consider working for a living?"
      "Work?"  Two-Bit was aghast.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • Her father, though proud she was "joining up with the good guys," was aghast that she was doing it in North Carolina.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • HALLY:   ...Say you stumble or bump into somebody … do they take off any points?
    SAM:  (aghast) Hally…!
    HALLY:  When you’re dancing — if you and your partner collide into another couple.
    (Hally can get no further. SAM has collapsed with laughter.)
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Sana sounds aghast.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He was beyond sorry, he was aghast.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I saw young women who had been running wild in poverty most of their lives rail against authority, and middle-aged, middle-class women who were aghast to find themselves living among people they thought were beneath them.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • On the back of the seat, Gabby felt herself shrink, just as she had in his office, aghast that she’d said those words aloud.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Bast said, aghast.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Instead, her mouth hung open, aghast.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • With faces aghast, the four children gaped at the man, and then at one another, for they saw at once that Mr. Curtain was Mr. Benedict himself.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Kit stared, too aghast to realize her own tactlessness.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • I was aghast.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Utterly aghast even as I write, I can only say that this may be the worst novel ever penned by woman or beast.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I am aghast, and deeply satisfied.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Old Alec looked aghast.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan was aghast.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "What was that for?" he says, aghast.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Princess Mary was first surprised and then aghast at this question.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She thought, aghast, that he said it as if he were actually happy.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The surgeon was aghast and told Morgan he could not possibly have such an operation without anaesthesia.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Ford stared at him, aghast.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The women closed round, whilst I was aghast with horror.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Harry watched, aghast, as a long black snake shot out of it, fell heavily onto the floor between them, and raised itself, ready to strike.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Part of me was aghast when I decided that the answer was no.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You appear quite aghast.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As to his cousin, she wept with all her might, aghast at the mischief she had done: though she said nothing.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "If you can cough any trifle on it up, Pip, I’d recommend you to do it," said Joe, all aghast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Colonel Cargill was aghast.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • —Twelfth Night The Hurons stood aghast at this sudden visitation of death on one of their band.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Why?" asked Eragon, aghast.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He stood up, aghast at Miss Riley’s forwardness, brushing imaginary debris from his vest.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • ’The what?’ exclaimed the doctor, aghast in his turn.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • We stood aghast at our danger, and had the Martian looked down we must immediately have perished.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • And while the revellers stood aghast at the fury of the man, one more wicked or, it may be, more drunken than the rest, cried out that they should put the hounds upon her.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He was staring aghast at the sudden appearance of Kemp, followed by the extraordinary sight of clothing tossing empty in the air.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Macri was still aghast from the images she had just recorded.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Diana would never have dared to do such a thing and felt rather aghast at Anne’s freedom.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Melanie was just as aghast.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • We were too aghast to make any noise at all.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The youth, aghast and filled with wonder at the tall soldier, began quaveringly to question him.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Holly could only stand there, aghast.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "Hagrid, what is it?" said Hermione, aghast.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • From the fear in her touch Langdon sensed someone must be approaching, but when he turned to her, she was staring aghast at the top of the black marble sarcophagus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He laughed; she wondered, aghast, what had made her say it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Scarlett was aghast at such words coming from Melly of all people.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • From that chamber, and from that mansion, I fled aghast.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
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