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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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Though this sudden and startling movement of the Indian produced no sound from the other, in the surprise her veil also was allowed to open its folds, and betrayed an indescribable look of pity, admiration, and horror, as her dark eye followed the easy motions of the savage.
So this grim old women went on with her tale of horrors.
And the more sensibility you betray of their just horrors, the more I shall like you.
That I am not Edward Rochester's bride is the least part of my woe," I alleged: "that I have wakened out of most glorious dreams, and found them all void and vain, is a horror I could bear and master; but that I must leave him decidedly, instantly, entirely, is intolerable.
A ghost could not have been taken and hanged on my account, and the consideration that he could be, and the dread that he would be, were no small addition to my horrors.
what if all Her stores were op'n'd, and this Firmament Of Hell should spout her Cataracts of Fire, Impendent horrors, threatning hideous fall One day upon our heads; while we perhaps Designing or exhorting glorious Warr, Caught in a fierie Tempest shall be hurl'd Each on his rock transfixt, the sport and prey Of racking whirlwinds, or for ever sunk Under yon boyling Ocean, wrapt in Chains; There to converse with everlasting groans, Unrespited, unpitied, unrepreevd, Ages of hopeless end; this would be worse.
Thy language,'' answered Rowena, ``hath in its indifferent bluntness something which cannot be reconciled with the horrors it seems to express.
Trefusis," said Sir Charles, turning away from the table, "I beg your pardon, but I have no appetite for horrors.
I seen old Flint in the corner there, behind you; as plain as print, I seen him; and if I get the horrors, I'm a man that has lived rough, and I'll raise Cain.
Why, man, there are horrors in store for that little white body of hers
And now, as I still continued to step cautiously onward, there came thronging upon my recollection a thousand vague rumors of the horrors of Toledo.
His voice could yet be heard even in the midst of these horrors.