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Word: awful

Definition: terrible; very bad


Sentences Containing 'awful'

'I think about toilets a lot,' she tells us, 'and how awful it must be to "be" a toilet.'
A dull, gloomy silence, like that which precedes some awful phenomenon of nature, pervaded the assembly, who shuddered in dismay.
A number of songs were recorded that did not feature on the final release, as the band considered them "awful".
Again, she bade me fling myself into the cavern of Cabra--an unparalleled and awful peril--and bring her a minute account of all that is concealed in those gloomy depths.
And it was now, about little Lucie's sixth birthday, that they began to have an awful sound, as of a great storm in France with a dreadful sea rising.
And--but never mind the rest of his outfit; it was just wild, but it was awful funny.
As the smoke cleared, leaving an awful stillness, it passed out on the air, like the soul of the furious woman whose body lay lifeless on the ground.
At the height of that movement line drawing went out of fashion, and charcoal, and an awful thing called a stump, took the place of the point in the schools.
But what an awful deathlike stillness is felt when the curtain is drawn aside.
But, such awful workers, and such awful work!
By far the least awful of the early thrillers."
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion
He could not escape his debtor and his debtor's awful sufferings on account of not being able to pay.
He walked on the other side of it and protected it to the courtyard of the house where the afflicted heart so happy in the memorable time when he had revealed his own desolate heart to it outwatched the awful night.
I cannot describe how it relieved me to think that it had escaped the awful fate to which it seemed destined.
I declare I do not know a more awful object than Darcy, on particular occasions, and in particular places; at his own house especially, and of a Sunday evening, when he has nothing to do.''
I don't know how long I was asleep, but all of a sudden there was an awful scream and I was up.
I fled to the surface and told the awful news.
I hated Reagan's gutting of people's civil rights I thought everything he stood for was awful."
If that hill didn't change its shape on bad nights there would be an awful steamboat grave yard around here inside of a year.'
If those awful solitudes had spoken to my heart, I did not know it.
In a phone call to the station, Gelb called the piece "awful and nasty."
In addition, Abbott wrote about how awful a place the South was to live in comparison to the idealistic North.
In contrast with the awful sublimity of this figure of Death, how touching is the expression of the little figure of Love, trying vainly to stop the inevitable advance.
In the book he described the fight with the raven as the "most awful duel" that he ever had.
It is the insect with black claws, and the awful word which I wish to retain in my imagination in all its purity and all its importance.''
It must be an awful thing to have a railroad left on your hands.
It was released on the album Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion.
It was the way it was in Bellefield earlier in the year, a game that was talked about an awful lot.
Jim was awful disappointed, but I said never mind, Cairo would be the next place, I reckoned.
Nothing is more awful than shadows darker in the middle and gradually lighter towards their edges.
said my aunt to Peggotty, who quailed before her awful presence.
said the count mysteriously, his eyes fixed on the corpse, disfigured by so awful a death.
Says I--" I broke in and says: "They're in an awful peck of trouble, and--" "WHO is?"
Seven Sundays, and all of them broken up at one time or another, in the day or in the night, by a few hours of the awful storm of fire and thunder and iron.
She was about sixteen, and very sweet and gentle looking, but awful pale and scared.
So I never stopped running till I found the canoe; and when I got here I told Jim to hurry, or they'd catch me and hang me yet, and said I was afeard you and the duke wasn't alive now, and I was awful sorry, and so was Jim, and was awful glad when we see you coming; you may ask Jim if I didn't."
The awful crash was imminent why didn't that villain come!
The Underearth is a place of fantastic, awful, sorcerous beauty and wonder.
Then that young girl said to me`Oh, how awful to have to go out in that little boat on such a night!
There she must always be; and to marry Mademoiselle Danglars would be awful.''
There was something awful in his unconsciousness of the figure that could have put out its hand and touched him as he stooped over his labor.
There was something positively awful to me in this, and in the brightness of her eyes, as she said, looking fixedly at me: 'What is he doing?'
This silence became more and more awful, more and more ominous, every moment.
We got there in about a half an hour fairly dripping, for it was a most awful hot day.
We want to be awful square and open and above-board here, you know.
Whatever tools they worked with, they worked hard, until the awful striking of the church clock so terrified Young Jerry, that he made off, with his hair as stiff as his father's.
Your affection for Arthur blinds you as to the awful consequences to me.
``If you have seen all, madame, you know that the son of Fernand has publicly insulted me,''said Monte Cristo with awful calmness.
‘twas awful to see how the afflicted persons were agitated”.

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