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
References in classic literature ?
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
Our horror was at its height, circulation had stopped, all nervous influence was annihilated, and we were covered with cold sweat, like a sweat of agony
Those who have never seen a living Martian can scarcely imagine the strange horror of its appearance.
Or, again, the deed of horror may be done, but done in ignorance, and the tie of kinship or friendship be discovered afterwards.
Although the assurances which the Typees had often given me, that they never eat human flesh, had not convinced me that such was the case, yet, having been so long a time in the valley without witnessing anything which indicated the existence of the practice, I began to hope that it was an event of very rare occurrence, and that I should be spared the horror of witnessing it during my stay among them: but, alas, these hopes were soon destroyed.
When reason returned with the morning - when I had slept off the fumes of the night's debauch - I experienced a sentiment half of horror, half of remorse, for the crime of which I had been guilty; but it was, at best, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched.
They tell also of a vague horror at my heart, on account of that heart's unnatural stillness.
There were moments when dark clouds of smoke would sweep along the little terrace; and, as the eye lost its power, the other senses contributed to give effect to the fearful horror of the scene.
Blood was its Avatar and its seal--the redness and the horror of blood.
I am grieved beyond measure that I should be, however remotely, a cause of this horror coming on you.
Hill after hill of horror, valley after valley of despair
I think in some curious way the horror which she felt for him was a transference of the horror which she felt for herself because he so strangely troubled her.