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appalling
used in Running in the Family

4 uses
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Definition
shockingly terrible or horrible
  • Lalla's son Noel was most appalled by her.
    p. 124.7
  • She carried everything she really needed with her, and a friend meeting her once at a train station was appalled to be given as a gift a huge fish that Lalla had carried doubled up in her handbag.
    p. 125.7
  • During all the months of soberness the two of them were equals, very close and full of humour, but in his moments of darkness she drew on every play she had been in or had read and used it as a weapon, knowing that when my father sobered up this essentially shy man would be appalled to hear how my mother had over-reacted.
    p. 171.4
  • It was only when Maureen came with him once and was appalled by our greed that we discovered the truth and we were almost slapped for our stupidity.
    p. 193.9

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