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appalling
used in I Heard the Owl Call My Name

3 uses
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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • The young bush pilot was properly appalled by the imminent prospect of birth.
    3.12 — Part 3 Chapter 12 (93% in)
appalled = terrified (dismayed)
  • Mark read it twice and had a sudden and appalling vision of hundreds of boards, kegs of nails, bolts and shingles, perhaps even a bathtub, all heavy, stubborn and totally inanimate, piled high on the float, waiting to be carried up the river by canoe.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (28% in)
  • Sometimes Mark was appalled at how much was gone, how little they remembered from their long past, and he encouraged Keetah to write down the small treasures that floated up in the old minds : "And the little girl of the family took the bones of the first halibut to the water's edge, and gave them back to the sea, and she said, 'Come again, Mr. Halibu-u-u-u-t, come again next year.'
    3.12 — Part 3 Chapter 12 (6% in)

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