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appalling
used in 1776

6 uses
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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • But in plain truth His Majesty's forces, led by General Howe, had suffered more than 1,000 casualties in an appalling slaughter before gaining the high ground.
    p. 8.1
  • Lieutenant Williams had been appalled to find prostitution so in evidence in what was supposedly the center of Puritanism— "There's perhaps no town of its size could turn out more whores than this could," he noted in his journal—and accuracy demanded that this, too, be shown on the map.
    p. 27.6
  • The drunken carousing to be seen, the foul language to be heard were appalling to many, even among the soldiers themselves.
    p. 29.2
  • Bangs, a Harvard graduate with training in medicine, had initiated his own tour of inspection out of concern for the health of his men—though also out of curiosity, as he conceded—and was appalled by what he saw.
    p. 124.9
  • The Connecticut militia, already in disgrace for deserting in such appalling numbers, were tagged now with cowardice.
    p. 215.0
  • Ewald was appalled by what he saw.
    p. 260.7

There are no more uses of "appalling" in 1776.

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