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appalling
used in Brave New World

8 uses
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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • Deprivation of soma–appalling thought!
    p. 210.7
appalling = horrible
  • Our Ford–or Our Freud, as, for some inscrutable reason, he chose to call himself whenever he spoke of psychological matters–Our Freud had been the first to reveal the appalling dangers of family life.
    p. 39.2
  • appalling = shockingly horrible
  • She was appalled by the rushing emptiness of the night, by the black foam-flecked water heaving beneath them, by the pale face of the moon, so haggard and distracted among the hastening clouds.
    p. 90.4
  • appalled = horrified
  • Now that it looked as though the threats were really to be fulfilled, Bernard was appalled.
    p. 104.4
  • appalled = terrified
  • There was a sudden and appalling hush; eyes floated uncomfortably, not knowing where to look.
    p. 151.1
  • appalling = shockingly horrible
  •   Property was thus appall'd,
      That the self was not the same;
      Single nature's double name
      Neither two nor one was call'd
      Reason in itself confounded
      Saw division grow together...
    p. 183.4
  • appall'd = horrified
  • Faint almost to imperceptibility, but appalling, she suddenly heard the grinding of his teeth.
    p. 194.5
  • appalling = shockingly horrible
  • He squeezed her limp hand almost with violence, as though he would force her to come back from this dream of ignoble pleasures, from these base and hateful memories–back into the present, back into reality: the appalling present, the awful reality–but sublime, but significant, but desperately important precisely because of the imminence of that which made them so fearful.
    p. 204.7
appalling = terrible
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