His touch was like shocking herself, and she jumped.
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.
For a moment she had the shocking realization that the situation was out of control.
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.
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.
With his hands to his face, he burst into tears, shocking us.
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.
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.
Thus all that was shocking in the barbarism of Africa was multiplied and intensified by this foreign stimulation.
The memoirs of the count of Fernan Nunez give a shocking picture of his death-bed.
But in the ears of every pious Moslem such a judgment will sound almost as shocking as downright atheism or polytheism.
G P Y g the century the ports of Yucatan and Central America were frequently raided, and in 1682 Tampico suffered a like disaster; in May 1683 Vera Cruz itself was captured through stratagem by two buccaneers, Van Horn and Laurent, who plundered the town for ten days, committed shocking outrages, and escaped as the Spanish fleet arrived.
The king was war chief, priest and god in one, and the shocking licence at the death of a king was probably due to the feeling that all law or restraint was annulled by the death of the king - incarnate law.