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Word: grisly

Definition: ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies


Sentences Containing 'grisly'

About midway down the outside rank, a shrouded figure was sitting upright, wagging its head slowly from one side to the other a grisly spectacle!
After some rubbing of the lower part of his face, and some looking at us with those bad eyes, over his grisly fingers, he made one more address to me, half whining, and half abusive.
From Cam Nuong, Akutagawa learns the grisly details of life under communism in Danang, including children searching for valuables in freshly executed corpses in the "chicken farm".
He did not gather his eyebrows together, for he had none worth mentioning; but he frowned to that degree that he almost closed his small eyes, while the hurried raising of his grisly hand to his chin betrayed some trepidation or surprise.
He lived in the world, as the last of the Grisly Bears lived in settled Missouri.
He rebelled when asked to draw a picture of a murdered young girl, embellishing it with excess blood and grisly detail.
He stirred his coffee round and round, he sipped it, he felt his chin softly with his grisly hand, he looked at the fire, he looked about the room, he gasped rather than smiled at me, he writhed and undulated about, in his deferential servility, he stirred and sipped again, but he left the renewal of the conversation to me.
He was never absent during business hours, unless upon an errand, and then he was represented by his son: a grisly urchin of twelve, who was his express image.
I knew of her enchantment and her fate, From high-born dame to peasant wench transformed And touched with pity, first I turned the leaves Of countless volumes of my devilish craft, And then, in this grim grisly skeleton Myself encasing, hither have I come To show where lies the fitting remedy To give relief in such a piteous case.
It was a grisly, hideous night, and all shapes were vague and distorted.
Rindo initially attacked Tsujikaze, however she relented and passed out after seeing his grisly scar, after which they became fast friends.
Soon the full grisly horror of Todd's activities are discovered and the dismembered remains of hundreds of his victims found in the crypt underneath St Dunstan's church.
The Honest Tradesman To the eyes of Mr. Jeremiah Cruncher, sitting on his stool in Fleet street with his grisly urchin beside him, a vast number and variety of objects in movement were every day presented.
The review in "Publishers Weekly" said, "Yancey's elegant depiction of an America plagued with monsters, human and otherwise, spares no grisly detail.
Unlike the giant petrels that acquire grisly scarlet heads while gorging on the bloody flesh, the fastidious pintails remain remarkably clean by dipping frequently into streams or pools of water.” Breeding.
Yes, that was plain; but nobody wanted that grisly task.
You take a night when there's one of these grisly, drizzly, gray mists, and then there isn't any particular shape to a shore.
β€œIt has been my good luck to kill every kind of game properly belonging to the United States I have never seen a grisly roped by the riders of the plains, nor a black bear killed with the knife and hounds in the southern canebrakes.” However, he also warned that though hunting is a noble and masculine pursuit, it should not be abused.
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