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The spectator is apt to imagine that nature had formerly suffered some violent convulsion; and that these are the dismembered remains of the dreadful shock; the ruins, not of Persepolis or Palmyra, but of the world!
Well, it is dreadful," said Eliza; "but, after all, he is your master, you know.
He said, from the first, it was a very good sortwhich was our great comfort; but the measles are a dreadful complaint.
No: he never mentioned the dreadful accident, he never alluded to the dreadful death.
The judge of the Prerogative Court might have fallen in love with her, to see her fold her little hands and hold them up, begging and praying me not to be dreadful any more.
For, the fugitive out on the marshes with the ironed leg, the mysterious young man, the file, the food, and the dreadful pledge I was under to commit a larceny on those sheltering premises, rose before me in the avenging coals.
Every month as it wanes brings you nearer to something dreadful.
One night there was a dreadful storm; it thundered and lightened and the rain streamed down in torrents.
The morning is generally fair and bright, but about two hours after noon the sky is clouded, and immediately succeeds a violent storm, with thunder and lightning flashing in the most dreadful manner.
I know that,' returned John; 'but I have - I want - I've made a dreadful mess of it,' he broke out, and turned to the window.
The panels had closed on this dreadful vision, but light had not returned to the saloon: all was silence and darkness within the Nautilus.
How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.