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appalling
used in Selected Tales by Poe

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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • The greater part of the fearful night had worn away, and she who had been dead, once again stirred—and now more vigorously than hitherto, although arousing from a dissolution more appalling in its utter hopelessness than any.
    1 — Ligeia (93% in)
  • And of such passion I could form no estimate, save by the miraculous expansion of those eyes which at once so delighted and appalled me—by the almost magical melody, modulation, distinctness and placidity of her very low voice—and by the fierce energy (rendered doubly effective by contrast with her manner of utterance) of the wild words which she habitually uttered.
    1 — Ligeia (27% in)
  • His air appalled me—but anything was preferable to the solitude which I had so long endured, and I even welcomed his presence as a relief.
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (74% in)

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