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macabre

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Definition disturbing because of graphic and emotional association with death
  • a macabre tale of the walking dead
  • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
  • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
  • "We're masters of the macabre," Evra said.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • macabre = disturbing because of graphic and emotional association with death
  • It sounds macabre, but when Mother realized that after she's dead, she won't be able to tell me what to wear anymore, she came up with this ingenious postmortem system.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • macabre = disturbing because of association with death
  • The wide, humorless smile reappeared, made macabre by the blood running down his face.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Any delight he felt in Murtagh's reappearance was overwhelmed by the macabre circumstances of their meeting.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Systematically, in her kind, concerned voice she conjured up the macabre future in store for them.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Commit a second murder, or lie low and accept the first as a kind of macabre present?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • She must have seen life repeating itself as a macabre dance.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The macabre scene was deeply disturbing.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Suddenly, Rodchenko reflected, into this danse macabre had come the paranoid monseigneur from Paris.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I vaguely remembered a small crowd of vampires hovering close to Aro in his macabre tower, some male, some female.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • His tongue was black and swollen and sticking out of his mouth at a macabre angle.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Salander had taken out a Canon digital camera and photographed the macabre tableau before Blomkvist got a rubbish sack and cleaned it away.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • That's macabre, I had said, and he had just shrugged it off; he saw the business of death and dying every day.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The flashlight procession moved on, and the papal silhouettes rose and fell against the walls, stretching and vanishing in a macabre shadowbox dance.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I was trying for a joke, but it came out sounding macabre.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • CHAPTER FIVE — Dance Macabre
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The masks Barbara picked out ranged from the ludicrous to the macabre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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