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hideous
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
  • They were dragging after them some sort of hideous sack; and the noise of their wooden shoes alone would have roused the dead.
    1.2.5 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 5 — Result of the Dangers (62% in)
  • He had, accordingly, hoisted himself, during the first verses of the prologue, with the aid of the pillars of the reserve gallery, to the cornice which ran round the balustrade at its lower edge; and there he had seated himself, soliciting the attention and the pity of the multitude, with his rags and a hideous sore which covered his right arm.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (71% in)
  • ...years ago still encumbered with its iron wheels, its stone gibbets, and all its paraphernalia of torture, permanent and riveted to the pavement, the Grève, the Halles, the Place Dauphine, the Cross du Trahoir, the Marché aux Pourceaux, that hideous Montfaucon, the barrier des Sergents, the Place aux Chats, the Porte Saint-Denis, Champeaux, the Porte Baudets, the Porte Saint Jacques, without reckoning the innumerable ladders of the provosts, the bishop of the chapters, of the abbots, of...
    1.2.2 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 2 — The Place de Greve (80% in)
  • It is difficult to convey an idea of the degree of proud and blissful expansion to which the sad and hideous visage of Quasimodo had attained during the transit from the Palais de Justice, to the Place de Grève.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (79% in)
  • Quasimodo was surrounded, seized, garroted; he roared, he foamed at the mouth, he bit; and had it been broad daylight, there is no doubt that his face alone, rendered more hideous by wrath, would have put the entire squad to flight.
    1.2.4 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 4 — The Inconveniences of Following.... (87% in)
  • ...Cour des Miracles, whither an honest man had never penetrated at such an hour; the magic circle where the officers of the Châtelet and the sergeants of the provostship, who ventured thither, disappeared in morsels; a city of thieves, a hideous wart on the face of Paris; a sewer, from which escaped every morning, and whither returned every night to crouch, that stream of vices, of mendicancy and vagabondage which always overflows in the streets of capitals; a monstrous hive, to...
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (23% in)
  • The poor and flickering flames of the fire permitted Gringoire to distinguish, amid his trouble, all around the immense place, a hideous frame of ancient houses, whose wormeaten, shrivelled, stunted facades, each pierced with one or two lighted attic windows, seemed to him, in the darkness, like enormous heads of old women, ranged in a circle, monstrous and crabbed, winking as they looked on at the Witches' Sabbath.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (27% in)
  • The second,—old, black, wrinkled, hideous, with an ugliness conspicuous even in the Cour des Miracles, trotted round Gringoire.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (93% in)
  • Often at night a hideous form was seen wandering along the frail balustrade of carved lacework, which crowns the towers and borders the circumference of the apse; again it was the hunchback of Notre-Dame.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (92% in)
  • Instead of her pretty little Agnes, so rosy and so fresh, who was a gift of the good God, a sort of hideous little monster, lame, one-eyed, deformed, was crawling and squalling over the floor.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (54% in)
  • But wrath, hatred, despair, slowly lowered over that hideous visage a cloud which grew ever more and more sombre, ever more and more charged with electricity, which burst forth in a thousand lightning flashes from the eye of the cyclops.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (68% in)
  • It represents a gloomy cell; in the centre is a table loaded with hideous objects; skulls, spheres, alembics, compasses, hieroglyphic parchments.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (20% in)
  • On the agitation of his web, the enormous spider made an abrupt move from his central cell, then with one bound, rushed upon the fly, which he folded together with his fore antennae, while his hideous proboscis dug into the victim's bead.
    2.7.5 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 5 — The Two Men Clothed in Black (63% in)
  • She flies, she is joyous, she is just born; she seeks the spring, the open air, liberty: oh, yes! but let her come in contact with the fatal network, and the spider issues from it, the hideous spider!
    2.7.5 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 5 — The Two Men Clothed in Black (70% in)
  • It seemed to her as though she beheld advancing from all quarters towards her, with the intention of crawling up her body and biting and pinching her, all those hideous implements of torture, which as compared to the instruments of all sorts she had hitherto seen, were like what bats, centipedes, and spiders are among insects and birds.
    2.8.2 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 2 — Continuation of the Crown.... (38% in)
  • At the same time, the two assistants began to fumble among their hideous arsenal.
    2.8.2 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 2 — Continuation of the Crown.... (49% in)
  • ...of Paris, the dances with applause, the sweet babblings of love with the officer; then the priest, the old crone, the poignard, the blood, the torture, the gibbet; all this did, indeed, pass before her mind, sometimes as a charming and golden vision, sometimes as a hideous nightmare; but it was no longer anything but a vague and horrible struggle, lost in the gloom, or distant music played up above ground, and which was no longer audible at the depth where the unhappy girl had fallen.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (12% in)
  • Perhaps I might have renounced it; perhaps my hideous thought would have withered in my brain, without bearing fruit.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (72% in)
  • Nothing is so hideous as the noise which was made by that swarm of yellow caps and dirty heads.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (41% in)
  • No one had yet observed in the gallery of the statues of the kings, carved directly above the arches of the portal, a strange spectator, who had, up to that time, observed everything with such impassiveness, with a neck so strained, a visage so hideous that, in his motley accoutrement of red and violet, he might have been taken for one of those stone monsters through whose mouths the long gutters of the cathedral have discharged their waters for six hundred years.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (85% in)
  • And then, it was touching to behold this protection which had fallen from a being so hideous upon a being so unhappy, a creature condemned to death saved by Quasimodo.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (96% in)
  • Among other moments there came one, when it occurred to him that it was perhaps the very minute when the hideous chain which he had seen that morning, was pressing its iron noose closer about that frail and graceful neck.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (24% in)
  • All the hideous phantoms, Pierrat Torterue, Jacques Charmolue, were effaced from her mind, all, even the priest.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (3% in)
  • This was the most lively, and consequently the most hideous, point of the whole outcast den.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (3% in)
  • Here and there black pitchforks formed horns to the hideous faces.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (14% in)
  • Sometimes he rides a hideous horse.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (71% in)
  • The aspect of the Place, the vision which was moving in it, the disorder of that nocturnal assault, that hideous crowd, leaping like a cloud of frogs, half seen in the gloom, the croaking of that hoarse multitude, those few red torches running and crossing each other in the darkness like the meteors which streak the misty surfaces of marshes, this whole scene produced upon her the effect of a mysterious battle between the phantoms of the witches' sabbath and the stone monsters of the...
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (1% in)
  • About eighteen months or two years after the events which terminate this story, when search was made in that cavern for the body of Olivier le Daim, who had been hanged two days previously, and to whom Charles VIII. had granted the favor of being buried in Saint Laurent, in better company, they found among all those hideous carcasses two skeletons, one of which held the other in its embrace.
    2.11.4 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 4 — The Marriage of Quasimodo (78% in)

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