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used in Anna Karenina

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extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • These new institutions, these justices of the peace, rural councils, what hideousness it all is!
    Part One (78% in)
  • Kitty hesitated; she wanted to say further that ever since this change had taken place in her, Stepan Arkadyevitch had become insufferably repulsive to her, and that she could not see him without the grossest and most hideous conceptions rising before her imagination.
    Part Two (8% in)
  • But in dreams, when she had no control over her thoughts, her position presented itself to her in all its hideous nakedness.
    Part Two (28% in)
  • With a face hideous with passion, his lower jaw trembling, and his cheeks white, Vronsky kicked her with his heel in the stomach and again fell to tugging at the rein.
    Part Two (70% in)
  • How often during those eight years of happy life with his wife Alexey Alexandrovitch had looked at other men's faithless wives and other deceived husbands and asked himself: "How can people descend to that? how is it they don't put an end to such a hideous position?"
    Part Two (72% in)
  • Tanya was pulling Grisha's hair, while he, with a face hideous with rage, was beating her with his fists wherever he could get at her.
    Part Three (30% in)
  • After having some lunch, he lay down on the sofa immediately, and in five minutes memories of the hideous scenes he had witnessed during the last few days were confused together and joined on to a mental image of Anna and of the peasant who had played an important part in the bear hunt, and Vronsky fell asleep.
    Part Four (3% in)
  • And she decided on the spot that next day, Seryozha's birthday, she would go straight to her husband's house, bribe or deceive the servants, but at any cost see her son and overturn the hideous deception with which they were encompassing the unhappy child.
    Part Five (85% in)
  • "Unpleasant!" she cried—"hideous!
    Part Five (**% in)
  • "Yes, altogether," thought Darya Alexandrovna, looking back over her whole existence during those fifteen years of her married life, "pregnancy, sickness, mental incapacity, indifference to everything, and most of all—hideousness.
    Part Six (47% in)
  • Kitty, young and pretty as she is, even Kitty has lost her looks; and I when I'm with child become hideous, I know it.
    Part Six (47% in)
  • The birth, the agony, the hideous agonies, that last moment.... then the nursing, the sleepless nights, the fearful pains....
    Part Six (47% in)
  • In an absurd red costume de natation; she was old and hideous too.
    Part Seven (73% in)
  • A grotesque-looking lady wearing a bustle (Anna mentally undressed the woman, and was appalled at her hideousness), and a little girl laughing affectedly ran down the platform.
    Part Seven (96% in)
  • "Even the child's hideous and affected," thought Anna.
    Part Seven (96% in)
  • "There's something familiar about that hideous peasant," thought Anna.
    Part Seven (96% in)
  • Everything that had seemed to her possible before was now so difficult to consider, especially in this noisy crowd of hideous people who would not leave her alone.
    Part Seven (98% in)

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