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Word: lurid

Definition: wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder


Sentences Containing 'lurid'

Yet there was great temptation, there, to drop into lurid writing.
At first it was but a lurid spark upon the stone pavement.
Then it was withdrawn as suddenly as it appeared, and all was dark again save the single lurid spark which marked a chink between the stones.
And along the margin where the water sometimes broke was a thick incrustation of salt--pink under the lurid sky.
It was a sombre evening, with a lurid light in the sky; and as I saw the prospect scowling in the distance, with here and there some larger object starting up into the sullen glare, I fancied it was no inapt companion to the memory of this fierce woman.
Here and there, some early lamps were seen to twinkle in the distant city; and in the eastern quarter of the sky the lurid light still hovered.
For in his eyes I read some lurid woe would shrivel me up, had I it.
Our captain has his birthmark; look yonder, boys, there's another in the sky--lurid-like, ye see, all else pitch black.

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