For a moment she had the shocking realization that the situation was out of control.
With his hands to his face, he burst into tears, shocking us.
Before he could answer, the bedside telephone shrilled, its shocking ring penetrating the late night stillness.
Floating in the shocking cold, she oriented herself in the darkness.
His touch was like shocking herself, and she jumped.
When the body was exhibited to the people the next day it was in a shocking state of decomposition, which of course strengthened the suspicion of poison.
It may be noted, however, as a general condition that the native towns and villages of Tunisia, where they have not been spoiled by the shocking tastelessness of Mediterranean Europe, are exceedingly picturesque, and offer exceptional attractions to the painter.
The supreme test, satisfied so frequently as to be commonplace, was a shocking form of suicide performed with a placid mien.
For he applied himself to manufacture wares having a close affinity with the shocking monstrosities used for sepulchral purposes in ancient Apulia, where fragments of dissected satyrs, busts of nymphs or halves of horses were considered graceful excrescences for the adornment of an amphora or a pithos.
The crowd, which collected on so shocking a discovery, took up the idea that he had been strangled by the family to prevent him from changing his religion, and that this was a common practice among Protestants.
Hundreds of castles and monasteries were destroyed by the frantic peasantry, and some of the nobles were murdered with shocking cruelty.
He indulged in the more violent invective, which, though shocking to a modern reader, e.g.
The shocking picture drawn by John Howard of the state of prisons at the latter end of the 18th century will last for all time.