Usage examples for terrific

  1. He was glad he had met that boy, and so he felt toward Deborah's whole terrific family. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  2. As they leaned over the maps chatting together there was a blinding flash of lightning and a terrific clap of thunder. – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes
  3. The most terrific thing... – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  4. Had we not been making a forced march under terrific heat at just that time, this last phase of the river might have been the pleasantest of all. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  5. He was going to say something else, but before he could say it there was a terrific roar forward. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  6. Six or seven months later I saw the return to Florence of the first troops from the war, and their reception was terrific. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  7. While Mary and Russell were discussing the theory of the mixed foursome old Bill made a terrific mashie shot out of the grass, and the ball reached the edge of the green. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  8. Their speed was terrific, dazzling. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  9. He had heard of the terrific things done by Apaches to their prisoners, and he had no confidence at all in the present appearance of good- will. – The Red Mustang by William O. Stoddard
  10. When I awoke, it was three o'clock in the morning, and a most terrific noise was going on. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  11. The noise, too, is terrific. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. Nolai wondered how any woman could love such a terrific creature. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  13. He had fought a fight, he had received terrific blows and minded them not. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  14. We have had a terrific argument, Lanny, haven't we? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  15. Besides, the suspense would be terrific. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. " That seems to me a terrific accusation against you doctors. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  17. The impact was terrific and the head of the dragon flew away almost a hundred yards and landed in a thicket. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  18. The crash was terrific, and naturally the china was smashed to bits. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  19. Owing to the terrific loss we sustained during the rebellion, we were forced to make terms with the Mexican Government and pay an annual tribute like the rest of her people. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  20. But terrific although the tempest was on land, it was still more tremendous on the mighty ocean. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne