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appalling
used in Heart of Darkness

8 uses
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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intolerable and appalling manner:
    Chapter 1 (51% in)
appalling = causing strong feelings of disapproval or horror
  • For a moment I stood appalled, as though by a warning.
    Chapter 1 (47% in)
  • You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me.
    Chapter 1 (86% in)
  • We were cut off from the comprehension of our surroundings; we glided past like phantoms, wondering and secretly appalled, as sane men would be before an enthusiastic outbreak in a madhouse.
    Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
    Chapter 2 (37% in)
  • His covering had fallen off, and his body emerged from it pitiful and appalling as from a winding-sheet.
    Chapter 3 (23% in)
  • After all, this was the expression of some sort of belief; it had candor, it had conviction, it had a vibrating note of revolt in its whisper, it had the appalling face of a glimpsed truth—the strange commingling of desire and hate.
    Chapter 3 (70% in)
  • " 'Love him,' she finished eagerly, silencing me into an appalled dumbness.
    Chapter 3 (89% in)

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