His touch was like shocking herself, and she jumped.
Floating in the shocking cold, she oriented herself in the darkness.
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.
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 supreme test, satisfied so frequently as to be commonplace, was a shocking form of suicide performed with a placid mien.
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.
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.
He indulged in the more violent invective, which, though shocking to a modern reader, e.g.
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 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.
Hundreds of castles and monasteries were destroyed by the frantic peasantry, and some of the nobles were murdered with shocking cruelty.
Thus all that was shocking in the barbarism of Africa was multiplied and intensified by this foreign stimulation.
Guests can enjoy an alcoholic beverage made in the restaurant bar, or the old shocking room, as they call it.
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.
Brad comes up with a novel promotional idea for the coffee shop, and Gaby makes a shocking discovery.
Given the smell, it's shocking that this place was producing anything edible at all.
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.
But Scannell is curiously detached from the children whose shocking futures he anticipates.
On hearing this shocking news King Wenceslaus was seized with an apoplectic fit, and died a few days afterwards.
He is, in fact, an instance of the tendency, which has so often been remarked by other nations in the English, to drag in moral distinctions at every turn, and to confound everything which is novel to the experience, unpleasant to the taste, and incomprehensible to the understanding, under the general epithets of wrong, wicked and shocking.
Perhaps the most shocking sight is a prosthetic woman's abdomen, cut open in a cesarean section.
One becomes so accustomed to all the dead being men that the sight of a dead woman is quite shocking.
The totally unexpected resolution is both shocking and perfectly apt.
Failing to do so, the family were carried off to Al-Kufa, and treated with shocking barbarity.
The requirement of a specific " shocking " event results in the drawing of fine distinctions which are simply not defensible.
Be prepared for blood curdling shrieks and shocking denouements.
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He would have deluded his people with mere imposture, had he quieted them with fallacious symbols: the very idea is shocking.
Date: 16/08/2004 LIZ JACKSON, REPORTER: It was a shocking and seemingly incomprehensible act, but one that is far from unique.
incongruous juxtapositions of recusant children and soldiers with guns are raw and shocking still -- they always will be.
It was a shocking indictment of the whole cynical trade.
I speak today of the shocking loss of words from our casual speech that would have seemed irreplaceable 50 years ago.
There is nothing shocking in this slightly ludicrous event.
An unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the paranormal unknown.
posted by mol on June 5, 2006 12:14 PM | Permalink Comments Some of the failings identified in the report are just shocking.
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UK charity Water Aid has expressed outrage at its shocking failure.
The ceramic pots by Grayson Perry are usually considered shocking, both for the way they are made and for what they portray.
protagonist of this shocking story of survival in WWII Poland endures on wits and luck alone.
A shocking revelation that ultimately led to the death of the man who sought to expose it, attorney Paul Wilcher.
He looks askance at the minutiae to which habit and social decorum usually blind us, reframing them so they appear ridiculous, shocking.
Its funny, heartbreaking, shocking and oh so damn sexy.
To many of her first readers she was profoundly shocking.
The first thing you notice, is the truly shocking picture quality!
It has also been a deeply shocking experience to learn the political nature of the way science operates.
Jim said: " The condition of some of the animals in Southport I found absolutely shocking.
I was quite shocking to see my own name appear in print like that.
But in Hannes ' terrible dreams about the past, what is also utterly shocking is the sense of betrayal.
shocking to discover that your daughter is pregnant.
shocking to hear Calvin Klein want you for their new campaign.
shocking to think that this dude is/was England's rep ref for WC games.
shocking to see my own name appear in print like that.
shocking revelation that more than 30,000 Iraqi civilians may have been killed in this same period was also featured.
shocking indictment of the brutality of the profit system.
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It is what makes devastation seem not so shocking.
Fill the can the night before and allow it to come to room temperature, to avoid shocking the plants.
This part of the novel was considered very shocking on publication.
This film contains pictures of dead bodies, which you may find shocking.
PD: You refer to the British Crime Survey, which shows some shocking statistics.
titillates that such fights were particularly shocking to middle-class readers, as well as possibly being sexually titillating.
undercover investigator revealed the shocking reality of the animal experiment world.
As the club gradually unravels the tangled web of fate, Anne learns shocking news about herself.
I suppose you were all expecting a sensationalistic review of this quite wondrous film, detailing the shocking aspects of its narrative.
The very essence of their philosophy was the negation of the graces of social courtesy; it was impossible to "return to nature" in the midst of a society clothed in the accumulated artificiality of evolved convention without shocking the ingrained sensibilities of its members.
All that he had done for her in the days of the Consulate was remembered; his subsequent proceedings - his tyranny, his shocking waste of human life, his deliberate persistence in war when France and Europe called for a reasonable and lasting peace - all this was forgotten; and the great warrior, who died of cancer on the 5th of May 1821, was thereafter enshrouded in mists of legend through which his form loomed as that of a Prometheus condemned to a lingering agony for his devotion to the cause of humanity.
Most of his reforms have since been intelligently carried out as normal principles in more arts than one; but, shocking as the statement may seem to loth-century orthodoxy, Wagnerian harmony is a universe as yet unexplored, except by the few composers who are so independent of its bewildering effect on the generation that grew up with it, that they can use Wagner's resources as discreetly as he used them himself.
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.
On the 15th of June 1.566 the unfortunate youth, bruised and bleeding from shocking ill-treatment, was placed upon a wretched hack, with a crown of straw on his head, and led in derision through the streets of Stockholm.
He hoped that after this case they would hear no more of such shocking and revolting acts done to the dead.
Shocking enough, but as I drew closer I could see the shanties.
The first thing you notice, is the truly shocking picture quality !
Jim said: The condition of some of the animals in Southport I found absolutely shocking.
She 's pregnant... It can be shocking to discover that your daughter is pregnant.
It 's so shocking to hear Calvin Klein want you for their new campaign.
Shocking to think that this dude is/was England 's rep ref for WC games.
The shocking revelation that more than 30,000 Iraqi civilians may have been killed in this same period was also featured.
The facts are not in dispute and provide a shocking indictment of the brutality of the profit system.
We 've just dropped the price of the album to a shocking £11.50 making us the cheapest place to get it.
His ingenious plot grabs you from its opening pages right up to its shocking climax.
The shocking truth is: these diets do not work in the long-term !
The... Here 's a shocking statistic for you.
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It seems that such fights were particularly shocking to middle-class readers, as well as possibly being sexually titillating.
Armed with a hidden camera, the undercover investigator revealed the shocking reality of the animal experiment world.
Shocking events unfold against a backdrop of meticulously observed religious services.
A shocking and worrisome state of affairs for all caff lovers.
I was incredulous when I heard the shocking news story.
After the shocking news, Tricia couldn't settle down and study because her thoughts were all cattywampus.
This montage of feline shenanigans manages to skate the line between humorous and downright shocking, but in truth, most YouTube users will have a difficult time looking away.
The debt repayment calculator will then provide you with some figures that can be shocking.
Luckily bathrooms are no longer done in only shocking pink, frog green and white.
Obviously orange eye shadow would be a little shocking, but think warm tones like brown, bronze, peach and gold.
Some of Mapplethorpe's most shocking photographs pushed the envelope in regards to what the general public would consider to be art.
No matter how hot it is outside, nothing is quite as shocking as that first dip in the water.
Sometimes you can even score well made silk or wool garments at a shocking value.
A very risqué game, for instance, might be great fun for the younger players, yet may be shocking and inappropriate for older guests.
Some towns just require a permit or two in order to be married at the ocean, and you will be spared the shocking fees charged by other wedding ceremony and reception sites that other couples choose.
If you add up the cost of your cigarettes, you'll probably discover that you've spent a shocking amount of money on nicotine during the past few years.
A shocking 4 to 15 percent of young females are estimated to suffer from bulimia.
Some celebrities make a fashion splash with understated and tasteful apparel, while others aim for unusual and sometimes shocking clothing.
While it's surprising to hear about a celebrity dying, it's even more shocking to find out the death was unexpected.
Suicide, foul play, drug overdose and vehicular accidents are just a few of the shocking ways various celebrities have died over the years.
The one common element among these stars is that all died fairly young, way too soon and in completely shocking and unexpected ways.
The untimely death of anyone is sad and shocking, even when it's a celebrity.
Almost every celebrity sex tape could be considered shocking, since it's difficult to imagine that any star would allow a camera into the bedroom knowing how much trouble such a tape could cause.
Many celebs have run into this sort of scandal over the years, but the most shocking ones come from celebrities who are otherwise squeaky clean.
But then, every once in a while, a split comes along that is so shocking - or turns so nasty - that we can't look away.
Why do celebrity shocking split ups, or let's be honest, even not so shocking ones, captivate us so?
Though the couple originally denied said rumors, in February, 2006, they officially announced their celebrity shocking split up.
But was it a question of monogamy that lead to this celebrity shocking split up?
These celebrity shocking split ups are just a few that have rocked our world.
His brother went on British TV to discuss George's problem in hopes of "shocking" him into getting help.
After a hiatus from acting, Kirstie flaunted a shocking new form in 2005.
And with everything she does in her life to keep busy, the answer to her last question was a tad shocking.
Over the years, there have been more than a few shocking celebrity deaths. iVillage provides a slideshow of their choices for the 10 most shocking celeb deaths.
While the announcement of a new reality show these days is really neither interesting or shocking to the general public, producers say this show…wait for it… "will be an artistically rich and visually stunning series."
What is a shocking, but surprising little detail is that word on the street is that she and her mom Cher were originally shopping around Chastity's long and painful journey to manhood for a reality TV show.
After what some people are calling a shocking performance on the 2009 American Music Awards show, Adam Lambert sees no reason to apologize.
While some celebrity couples appear to be doomed from the start, many shocking celebrity breakups take fans by surprise.
Here are some of the most shocking celebrity breakups that made headlines in the entertainment world.
The pair had two adopted children, and the breakup became even more shocking when the public learned that Kidman was pregnant when the couple parted ways.
The stars are told to put on a happy face before facing their fans, which can make news of their breakups especially shocking.
One of the most famous and shocking string of celebrity burglaries happened in 2009.
Awkward, shocking, or explicit love scenes can also cause quite a stir.
Sometimes celebrity mugshots are so unusual, shocking, or just plain badly photographed that they end up going viral.
These celebrity murders are both tragic and shocking.
Whether it's a celebrity who is murdered or a star who commits the crime, news of these tragedies is always shocking to fans.
His death was a shocking one, with the 28-year-old being found to have overdosed on prescription drugs.
From its incipience in the 1970s, punk was all about being individual - as well as shocking, confrontational and rebellious.
A bright outfit might now be a mix of shocking pink and electric blue with darker accessories.
Once seen as shocking, they are now acknowledged as an acceptable way for a kid to show allegiance to his or her favorite band or style of music.
Why not have that something be in shocking green?
In the end, only you can judge if Blue Buffalo is the right food for your dog, so make the change gradually to avoid shocking your dog's digestive tract.
If you're a rebel kind of guy planning on attending a wedding, dance, or black tie affair, scuff up your boots and learn how to make a shocking statement.
It's really shocking to get to date three, four, or five and then see the hat come off by accident.
A shocking red robe like this conceals and reveals as it offers a peek of things to come.
Take a look at the 2007 Internet Safety Statistics for Children report; some of it is shocking.
Yet, for many people, these dreams can be the most shocking and interesting.
You can give yourself diverse and shocking styles with Body Jewellery Shop's Red Cat Eye Contact Lenses.
Spidey have a red and black spider webbed iris that is both shocking and extreme.
These shocking contacts will cover your entire eye with a spooky look.
For example, choose a sclera lens to cover your entire eye or a shocking glow in the dark lens for a night out clubbing.
Mirrored contacts are not always as noticeable as stark black lenses, but they are still very unusual-and sometimes even shocking.
Whether you want to enhance your current color or change it completely to something new and shocking, colored lenses allow you to do just that.
When you hear the title, Playboy: the Mansion, finding nudity in the game shouldn't be shocking.
The horror monitor lets you scan an area for traps or for a shocking event that could occur.
More shocking was Nintendo's promise that the system was not a replacement or successor to the Game Boy series.
Read on about these shocking video game related deaths that have occurred around the world.
In many cases the scientific findings are not very surprising, but in other cases some of the results are quite shocking.
Isadora Duncan alternated negatively shocking and positively uplifting audiences during these early years of Modern dance, drawing inspiration from Greek figurines she had often studied.
From shocking pink to stunning green, there are many different unique hair colors to choose from, but why would you want to adopt such an unconventional shade?
Others, however, might like the look of chunky highlights but not necessarily want to turn heads with a shocking hue.
Crazy, two-toned wigs, bright streaks and shocking colors weren't completely out of place on stage.
Emo hair color is often bold and shocking.
For a unique twist on your current style, check out creative hair ideas for punks for a shocking new look.
Get the Look: If you're considering shaving your head, be prepared for a shocking new wave style.
Colored tips, for example, can be hidden in a bun or updo style that is sleek and professional without showing the shocking color.
After spending approximately nine months in the cocoon of their mother's uterus, this new environment is shocking.
Many videos can be shocking to some viewers but many are extremely helpful.
Rudi Gernreich is the designer credited with creating this very sexy and, at the time, quite shocking, swimsuit.
However, you should be aware that if you add too much to the water, you run the risk of "shocking" your pool.
Often used as "non-chlorine shock", persulphates work by shocking your pool and breaking down bather waste.
If you live and die by the sexy looks on the beach and enjoy shocking those around you, then yes, you should try one of these suits.
There's no doubt that slingshot swimwear is jaw-dropping and shocking for most people, but that doesn't mean that you should shy away from it.
Sling swimsuits may be shocking because of their sparse fabric, but that's precisely the reason why so many love this style.
Get one in a shocking color, or one that is crocheted with tiny beads or sequins.
An exotic G-string bikini is a swim style that in many instances, displays a shocking amount of skin.
Additionally, if you are searching for a style that is a bit more novel, and shocking, then you might also want to consider gauze bikinis.
These swimsuits are sassy and shocking, and the one thing you definitely need to bring along with you is a simple cover-up to spare any onlookers.
It may sound a bit shocking to some, but others embrace the look wholeheartedly.
There were few brow-raisers or shocking head-turners, but certainly nothing of the magnitude of singer Bjork's infamous swan gown of 2001.
Layer to your heart's content to make a your small summer dress appear less shocking.
Avoid shocking your live Christmas tree by suddenly moving it outdoors.
Whether you are looking to don a simple, sensational, stunning or shocking shamrock costume, you had better like the color green.
This can be fun if it's your thing - but if not, the explicit language can be shocking.
In her opinion, the most shocking kiss was between the characters Shane and Jenny - not because of the fact of two women locked in a French kiss, but rather because "Jenny is portrayed as a psychopath."
Then, throw in something shocking to close.
If your lover sends you something that seems shocking or even offensive, try to take it in the spirit of love it was intended, and let him/her know what a more appropriate message would be.
Shocking lines will definitely open a conversation or at least get you some attention.
On the other hand, if you want to get attention hard and fast, then shocking the person with a few outrageous lines can break the ice.
This tote is also laden with pockets, and is available in a range of colors, like neutral brandy and shocking pink.
What's even more shocking, 14 percent have met or are considering in-person meetings with people they met online.
Historically, horror films are made to be shocking and disturbing and is part of the reason why some people enjoy going to see scary movies.
However, the results were statistically shocking.
When many people accidentally have a first out of body experience, the episode is often frightening and shocking.
The controversial ads--especially Jenny McCarthy's--are a combination of shocking, dirty, and sexy.
The amount of money the American taxpayers end up doling out at the end of the year due to the sale of counterfeit brand name products is both shocking and soaring.
It's no surprise, either - with their glamorous looks and shocking storylines, they're as memorable as they are irresistible.
For example, in May 2009, one of the most popular message board topics on Toni's Spoiler site was the shocking departure of Chris Engen, who played Victor "Adam" Wilson (né Victor Adam Newman, Jr).
In 2009, the show won its first ever Best Drama award beating out Days of Our Lives and All My Children with a reel that included the shocking suicide of Storm Logan so that his heart could be transplanted into sister Katie.
The shocking end to season two left fans talking about whether Grayson's death was real or whether he would return to life or live in another body ala Jane/Deb?
After a car accident with Denise, Claudia Joy gets a shocking diagnosis.
The second season has featured many shocking changes to Mystic Falls including a wake of destruction left by Katherine and the brutal paranormal twists for two founding family members.
Some reports state that as much as a shocking 80 percent of the entertainment industry has tattoos; a mere 20 percent of the general public are stained.
But there is much more, and people who are new to the idea of body modification will find some of the information on BMEzine shocking.
For some people, a small cross tattoo is less objectionable or shocking than other designs may be.
Shocking pieces that feature water being poured from your shoulder or chest across a large surface of the body can draw a lot of attention.
The leather straps are available in many colors, including shocking pink, which makes a great fashion watch.
Bright and funky - Children love bright colors therefore a shocking pink or electric green clock will bring a smile.
The conservative radio host made shocking comments about children who have autism that sent the autistic community reeling.
Health insurance companies will sometimes send shocking news along with an insurance renewal notification: a huge increase in total premiums based on claims from the previous year.
As noted previously, men's lingerie can be relatively tame, or downright shocking (to some!).
One common aspect of many European lingerie stores, particularly those in Paris, that Americans find shocking is that there is often no way to try something on.
A woman could only be represented in a drawing, for example, because an actual photograph was far too shocking.
Unless you know your partner well and feel very comfortable together, there's nothing more shocking than removing the bra and hearing the "slap, slap!" of two silicone inserts falling to the floor in the heat of the moment.
Your lover will be unsuspecting when you go into the bathroom to "wash your face, brush your teeth, etc" before bed…and then you'll waltz out in one of the more shocking lingerie items/sets there is.
One of the most shocking moves made by the Smashing Pumpkins was the radical departure from their famed style.
Perhaps most shocking to audiences at the time was the nudity included in the play.
The viewing is compelling, shocking and sometimes hilarious.
Brides and grooms seek out the pair to teach them upbeat and unusual dance moves for their first dance as husband and wife, with the goal of shocking and impressing their guests.
Among the most shocking footage was a clip of young Caleb kicking one of the babies, and then repeatedly hitting his mother and swearing at her.
The contestants can't hide from the cameras, even while in the shower, so the bathrooms have been ground zero for some of the most shocking and controversial Big Brother scenes.
The one thing that these five most outrageous reality TV shows have in common is that they attempted to gain viewers by shocking them.
Others have had some shocking allegations leveled at them.
Whether the results are expected and unsurprising, or a shocking turn of events, the show is so popular that there are many outlets just waiting to deliver the news to viewers.
These specials, such as Police Women: Most Amazing Arrests, focus on a single angle of police work and show the most shocking or interesting moments captured for the reality series.
Despite the obvious twists, Half Blood Prince delivers a shocking blow to the fate of Harry Potter and Rowling's conclusion to his story in book seven will no doubt be a fierce battle between good and evil.
His shocking suicide in the early episodes challenged his co-workers and friends to change their futures.
Cedric's death was a shocking moment brought about when Harry encouraged Cedric to share a joint victory in winning the goblet trials.
The bombing of Japan 1945 brought a shocking realization to the entire world.
Whether it's discussing the shocking news you just heard when the television was turned on or sharing the best and worst parts of a day, Xanga allows for the sharing of every piece of a user, or at least as much as she's comfortable with.
Just Lab Coats sells a variety of coats in colors such as pink, shocking pink, red, blue and black.
Colors include burgundy, light blue, dark blue, red, pink, shocking pink, and charcoal.
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