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appalling
used in Dracula

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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • The attendant tells me that his screams whilst in the paroxysm were really appalling.
    Chapter 9 (85% in)
  • Lucy always wakes prettily, and even at such a time, when her body must have been chilled with cold, and her mind somewhat appalled at waking unclad in a churchyard at night, she did not lose her grace.
    Chapter 8 (24% in)
  • It was an answer that appalled the most sceptical of us, and we felt individually that in the presence of such earnest purpose as the Professor's, a purpose which could thus use the to him most sacred of things, it was impossible to distrust.
    Chapter 16 (22% in)
  • I feared, oh so much, that the appalling nature of our danger was overcoming him when I saw his hand stretch out, but it was life to me to feel its touch, so strong, so self reliant, so resolute.
    Chapter 18 (37% in)
  • For a moment or two we stood appalled, all save Lord Godalming, who was seemingly prepared for such an emergency.
    Chapter 19 (34% in)
  • What I saw appalled me.
    Chapter 21 (49% in)
  • I was appalled and was too bewildered to do or say anything.
    Chapter 21 (89% in)
  • The poor fellow is overwhelmed in a misery that is appalling to see.
    Chapter 23 (1% in)

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