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hideous
used in Oliver Twist

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extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • The very rats, which here and there lay putrefying in its rottenness, were hideous with famine.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (64% in)
  • As the wretched creature mumbled and chuckled in her hideous merriment, the undertaker turned to go away.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (81% in)
  • 'Aha!' said the Jew, shrugging up his shoulders, and distorting every feature with a hideous grin.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (17% in)
  • The Jew, smiling hideously, patted Oliver on the head, and said, that if he kept himself quiet, and applied himself to business, he saw they would be very good friends yet.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (15% in)
  • As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (6% in)
  • ...and squeaking of pigs, the cries of hawkers, the shouts, oaths, and quarrelling on all sides; the ringing of bells and roar of voices, that issued from every public-house; the crowding, pushing, driving, beating, whooping and yelling; the hideous and discordant din that resounded from every corner of the market; and the unwashed, unshaven, squalid, and dirty figures constantly running to and fro, and bursting in and out of the throng; rendered it a stunning and bewildering scene,...
    Chapter 21 — The Expedition (27% in)
  • 'If you please, mistress,' said a withered old female pauper, hideously ugly: putting her head in at the door, 'Old Sally is a-going fast.'
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (89% in)
  • There sat the hideous old man, in his accustomed corner, pointing at him, and whispering to another man, with his face averted, who sat beside him.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (93% in)
  • ...day-break; that time which in the autumn of the year, may be truly called the dead of night; when the streets are silent and deserted; when even sounds appear to slumber, and profligacy and riot have staggered home to dream; it was at this still and silent hour, that Fagin sat watching in his old lair, with face so distorted and pale, and eyes so red and blood-shot, that he looked less like a man, than like some hideous phantom, moist from the grave, and worried by an evil spirit.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (3% in)
  • The man got no further, for Sikes with a hideous imprecation overthrew the table, and tearing the hat from him, burst out of the house.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (45% in)
  • ...son, coward, liar,—you, who hold your councils with thieves and murderers in dark rooms at night,—you, whose plots and wiles have brought a violent death upon the head of one worth millions such as you,—you, who from your cradle were gall and bitterness to your own father's heart, and in whom all evil passions, vice, and profligacy, festered, till they found a vent in a hideous disease which had made your face an index even to your mind—you, Edward Leeford, do you still brave me!'
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (79% in)
  • It was like sitting in a vault strewn with dead bodies—the cap, the noose, the pinioned arms, the faces that he knew, even beneath that hideous veil.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (43% in)
  • Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all—the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (**% in)

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