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Quotes of appalling

  1. The writer's greed is appalling He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all. – James A. Baldwin
  2. My childhood was appalling – Taylor Caldwell
  3. These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people. – Jacques Chirac
  4. The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. – Quentin Crisp
  5. Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals. – Cynthia Heimel
  6. It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments. – Frank B. Kellogg
  7. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling – Orison Swett Marden
  9. Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written. – Robert McChesney
  10. I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime. – Arthur Miller
  11. The Butcher Boy is a very great novel indeed and a very important Irish novel. The ambiguity of that is, he's writing a book about an appalling situation and he does it in a hilarious way. – Stephen Rea
  12. No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you've seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling – Allen West

Usage examples for appalling

  1. When they embraced it was with an appalling directness. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. The state of Italima is appalling but my sister is perfectly calm. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  3. But it's an appalling picture! – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  4. I must get used to this dreadful, this appalling shock. – The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson
  5. With each day of that appalling retreat Larry's agony deepened. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  6. For a grown- up it would be an appalling play to sit through, and still more appalling play to have to write. – If I May by A. A. Milne
  7. It's appalling to think of! – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  8. " The strain on the eyes was, too, something appalling – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  9. They sent to the Warden a request for a reduction; in reply came the appalling order for a further increase. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  10. He doesn't see himself sitting down to read hundreds of pages of your appalling fist. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. Young as I was, I shall never forget the days of the Famine, for Liverpool, more than any other place outside of Ireland itself, felt its appalling effects. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  12. Russia presents not only the most typical but the most stupendous and appalling example of this process. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  13. The roar of the fire was appalling – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  14. Greatest of all these was the appalling disaster of 1755, when in a few minutes thousands upon thousands of the inhabitants were killed or drowned. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  15. He woke suddenly into full consciousness, with the din of some appalling explosion of thunder in his ears, and sat up in bed with racing heart. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  16. Your mind is appalling your language is more so. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  17. The nun heard him, raised her head and turned; his suffering was visible and appalling to see. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  18. We turned our staring eyes upon each other, and there was no need to speak the appalling thought that was in both our minds. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  19. It was appalling and he plunged away at a greater speed than ever. – Through Apache Lands by R. H. Jayne
  20. That is the appalling discovery I have made this week. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton