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appalling
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • My grandmother was appalled, but for several years she didn't understand Owen or appreciate him; to her, he was "that boy," or "that little guy," or "that voice."
    p. 84.0
  • And even Dan was appalled at the crassness with which Dudley Wiggin directed the Christmas Pageant—and Dan was more tolerant of amateur theatrical performances than the average Gravesend citizen.
    p. 117.9
  • It took no effort to watch—it was infinitely more beneficial to the soul, and to the intelligence, to read or to listen—and what she imagined there was to watch on TV appalled her; she had, of course, only read about it.
    p. 261.1
  • She was beginning to forget things and people—if she hadn't seen them on TV—and more appalling, she remembered everything she'd seen on television with a mindless, automatic accuracy.
    p. 476.9
  • Perhaps this is also why she's so successful now: with the direction her music traveled, from folk to rock, and with the visual aid of those appalling rock videos—those lazy-minded, sleazy associations of "images" that pass for narrative on all the rock-video television channels around the world—irony is no longer necessary.
    p. 519.7

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