horror


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horror

noun abhorrence, abomination, anguish, aversion, awfulness, detestation, disgust, fright, ghastliness, gruesomeness, hideousness, horridness, loathing, loathsomeness, lunacy, offense, outrage, rancor, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
See also: consternation, fear, fright, odium, panic, phobia, trepidation
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She felt that at that moment she could not put into words the sense of shame, of rapture, and of horror at this stepping into a new life, and she did not want to speak of it, to vulgarize this feeling by inappropriate words.
I saw, to my horror, that the pitcher had been removed.
Then, at last, after a fortnight of that horrible captivity, during which I was filled with pity, enthusiasm, despair and horror by turns, he believed me when I said, `I WILL COME BACK
After the giant had supped he lay down to sleep, snoring like the loudest thunder, while we lay shivering with horror the whole night through, and when day broke he awoke and went out, leaving us in the castle.
I must live on--as I have lived--alone, and, in addition, bear with other woes the memory of this latest insult and horror.
Mingled with this horror, I felt the bitterness of disappointment; dreams that had been my food and pleasant rest for so long a space were now become a hell to me; and the change was so rapid, the overthrow so complete!
And then, with a renewed horror, I saw a round, black object bobbing up and down on the edge of the pit.
Her eyes slowly dilated--moved, inch by inch from the corner, following something along the empty wall, in the direction of the bed--stopped at the head of the bed, exactly above Geoffrey's sleeping face--stared, rigid and glittering, as if they saw a sight of horror close over it.
His vesture was dabbled in blood--and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with the scarlet horror.
And now he--the mighty Lord of the Jungle--he, Tarzan, King of the Apes, the only one in all the world fitted to find and save the child from the horrors that Rokoff's evil mind had planned--had been trapped like a silly, dumb creature.
Or, again, the deed of horror may be done, but done in ignorance, and the tie of kinship or friendship be discovered afterwards.
The nurse looked at him with her calm, kind eyes, which had seen all the horror and pain of the world, and yet, filled with the vision of a world without sin, remained serene.