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appalling
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • Although he did not look very healthy,—having pimples on his face, and a breaking out at his mouth,—these dreadful preparations quite appalled me.
    Chapter 11 (89% in)
  • Instantly afterwards, the company were seized with unspeakable consternation, owing to his springing to his feet, turning round several times in an appalling spasmodic whooping-cough dance, and rushing out at the door; he then became visible through the window, violently plunging and expectorating, making the most hideous faces, and apparently out of his mind.
    Chapter 4 (83% in)
  • I was made very uneasy in my mind by Mrs. Pocket's falling into a discussion with Drummle respecting two baronetcies, while she ate a sliced orange steeped in sugar and wine, and, forgetting all about the baby on her lap, who did most appalling things with the nut-crackers.
    Chapter 23 (65% in)
  • The dreadful condition to which he was brought, was so appalling to both of us, that we could not refer to it in plainer words.
    Chapter 55 (23% in)

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