When he opened his eyes, he found a gruesome sight awaiting him.
In his gruesome descriptions of physical sufferings the author offends against good taste even more than the writer of 2 Macc., while both contrast very unfavourably in this respect with the sober reserve of the gospel narratives.
While the Deans were pleased that Martha had confided in them about her gruesome discovery, her pending exit remained an ever-present pall that hung over the remainder of the evening like a chilly fog.
That returns from the bottomless pit, "that was, and is not, and yet is"; the head "as it were wounded to death" that lives again; the gruesome similitude of the Lamb that was slain, and his adversary in the final struggle.
Were you pleased by our rather gruesome discovery?
Thousands of miles away, Gabriel was with one of his death dealers surveying the gruesome discovery.
You couldn't be a cop for fourteen years and not look death in the face and recognize its gruesome glare.
So did the gruesome but powerful novel, Therese Raquin (1867).
A gruesome Indian story (Crooke, ii.