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horrify

verb abash, alarm, appall, become reprehennible, consternate, disgust, dismay, distress, disturb, frighten, intimidate, nauseate, offend, outrage, petrify, repel, repulse, scare, scare to death, shock, sicken, startle, stun, stupefy, terrify
Associated concepts: horrifying a jury to evoke a desired response
See also: frighten, insult, offend, repel
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In 'Amy Winehouse - The Untold Story', author Chloe Govan interviews a close friend of the late singer, who delves into the horrifyingly toxic relationship between Winehouse and her drug-addicted husband.
These mysteries are as enthralling as learning of his courage and vision or that he could be horrifyingly dangerous.
Cars, tracks and medical coverage were all improved significantly thanks to Stewart's campaigns after an age in which deaths on the racetrack were horrifyingly considered a commonplace part of the sport.
Frighteningly realistic, horrifyingly plausible -- when you finish reading The King of Clubs you will ask yourself, “Does this really exist?
Bane, a terrifying opponent who grew up in prison - having been forced to serve his father's sentence after his father escaped - was also used as a test subject for Venom, a steroid-type drug that makes him horrifyingly strong.
THE region's GPs have united to condemn the "truly, horrifyingly radical proposals" contained in a health services review.
Staunton has a marvellous eye for funny situations--whether it's the Survival Slouch perfected by the 6'4" Sam as he tries to slide inconspicuously into any room full of adults, Sam and his friend Darryl's inspired use of irons to toast peanut butter sandwiches (the toaster having inexplicably stopped working while in their care) or Sam's driving lesson which slowly and inexorably builds to a horrifyingly embarrassing climax.
Forced to slash the throat of his victim in horrifyingly realistic scenes, he carries out his side of the deal.
Another is the horrifyingly high salinity in the lower Euphrates, thanks to too much water being removed by the dams higher upstream over the past few years, which has already wrecked most of Iraq's farm land.
Horrifyingly, thousands of children died when inadequately engineered school buildings simply caved in on them.
No doubt the groundsman is watching with agony as thousands of BMWs and Land Rover Discoveries drive over his turf, and then, even more horrifyingly as their well heeled and high heeled owners set up picnic tables on the cricket outfield.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2005: Staples, who has lived and worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan, makes the current war horrifyingly clear in this YA novel.