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lurid
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
shocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
  • Stephen, watching her with that look of desperation which had come over him like a lurid light, approached slowly from the door, seated himself close beside her, and grasped her hand.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (47% in)

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