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