The picture given of Jerusalemite morals is an appalling one.
coast of Baluchistan, through the appalling sand-wastes of the Mekran.'
on the 28th of December 1908, an earthquake of appalling severity shook the whole of southern Calabria and the eastern part of Sicily, completely destroying the cities ~
therefore, in the last resort, be considered respon sible for this appalling calamity.
But for the appalling economic conditions produced by the fall in the value of assignats, Babeuf might have shared the fate of other agitators who were whipped into obscurity.
The second and third series containing only about 400 species, the Aglypha still present the appalling number of moo species, and even the grouping of this mass into three sub-families does not lighten the task of arranging the chaos, since one of these sub-families contains only one, and the other but a very few species.
are still remembered in the Rhine district, where the devastations of his generals were of the most appalling description; and scarcely a village or town but has a tale to tell of the murder and rapine of this period.
After three days spent in cutting down the sledge and rearranging its load Mawson started on his lonely tramp, and after appalling difficulties, when nearly exhausted, he stumbled on a food depot laid out by a search party 20 m.
On the 6th of May 1527 the Eternal City was stormed by the Imperial troops and subjected to appalling devastation in the famous sack.
No amount of skill in the manipulation of figures, no ingenuity in shifting fiscal burdens, could prevent the addition of forty-one millions to the national debt, or could countervail the appalling mismanagement at the seat of war.
Under the stress of the appalling financial conditions represented by chronic deficit, crushing taxation, the heavy expenditure necessary for the consolidation of the kingdom, the reform of the army and the interest on the pontifical debt, Sella, on the 11th of December 1871, exposed to parliament the financial situation in all its nakedness.
His journey ranks almost with Forrest's in the importance of its results and the success with which the appalling difficulties of the journey were overcome.
The Chinese entered Dzungaria in 1758, and there perpetrated an appalling massacre, the victims being estimated at one million.
When Burnside fought his battle of Fredericksburg (q.v.) an appalling reverse was the result, the more terrible as it was absolutely useless (December 13).
It may be questioned whether O'Connell was not rather led than a leader in this; the movement, at least, passed beyond his control, and the country for many months was terrorized by scenes of appalling crime and bloodshed.
and the attack of Augereau's corps (VII.), made in a blinding snowstorm, failed with the appalling loss of over 40% killed and wounded.
It has generally been forgotten that the utter want of march discipline in the French, and not the climatic conditions, was responsible for the appalling disasters which ensued.
The distress among all classes continued to be appalling; and in March the attempt of the Directory to replace theassignats by a new issue of mandats created fresh dissatisfaction after the breakdown of the hopes first raised.
4 in 1902), and its effect is counteracted largely by the appalling death-rate, which exceeds that of any other European country except Russia.
court officials, made appalling progress, and men of energy began to find the temptations of power stronger than their patriotism and devotion to the king.
The appalling list may be read in the State of the Protestants by William King, archbishop of Dublin, one of many divines converted by the logic of events to believe in the lawfulness of resistance.
The old questions which had divided them from the king and Pitt in 1783 had dwindled into nothing before the appalling question of the immediate present.
Many other smaller towns suffered both in Sicily and in Calabria; the loss of life was appalling and the distress widespread, in spite of the prompt assistance rendered by Italian naval and military forces and by the crews of British, Russian and German warships and other vessels, and the contribution of funds for relief works from every part of the world.
I've never done it, but it sounds appalling.
The appalling austerities, however, to which she was allowed to subject herself quickly affected her mental and bodily health.
3 From his capital at Purushapura (Peshawar) he not only maintained his hold on north-western India, but conquered Kashmir, attacked Pataliputra, carried on a successful war with the Parthians, and led an army across the appalling passes of the Taghdumbash Pamir to the conquest of Kashgar, Yarkand and Khotan.
The immediate result of this concentration of people in a spot so unwholesome was the prevalence of disease, produced by the appalling sanitary conditions.
The British Levant (Turkey) Company maintained an agency and factory here for 200 years, till 1825, in spite of appalling mortality among its employes.
In this way the insect increases with appalling rapidity: it has been calculated that a single mother which dies after laying her eggs in March would have over 25,000,000 descendants by October.
appalling at sleeping!
appalling tragedy of September 11.
At first the loss of life, owing to the unhealthiness of the climate, was appalling; but in spite of that fact it gradually prospered, until it reached its present position as the second port and city of India.
appalling that these people seem to be getting away with it.
appalling brutality and regardless of the validity of their claim.
Use smells that are naturally appalling to them.
The irritation of the disfranchised proletariat was moreover increased by the appalling dearness of bread and food generally, which the suspicious temper of the timesfomented by the tirades of Marat in the A mi du peupleascribed to English intrigues in revenge for the aid given by France to the American colonies, and to the treachery in high places that made these intrigues successful.
Mc Donald's in Vietnam - unhappy meal The conditions for workers in Vietnam are pretty appalling.
It does not keep skaters out at night and it looks appalling.
atrocity following weeks refugees flooded out, many with tales to tell of appalling atrocities.
Many died in captivity and many suffered appalling brutality.
He was taken from his homeland and forced to endure the most appalling cruelty.
Animals were barely perceived to have physical needs, let alone mental and emotion needs, and were kept in appalling conditions.
Mr Galloway said: " The sanctions are morally wrong and have led to appalling misery and death among the Iraqi people.
For many those events have brought sudden and appalling tragedy.
She objected when King James proposed to marry her to Lord Esme Stuart, whom he had created duke of Lennox, but when the appalling news reached her that Arabella had actually found a lover in Edward Seymour, grandson of Catherine Grey, heiress of the Suffolks, she was so deeply alarmed and indignant that she immediately ordered her imprisonment.
St Petersburg was built largely by forced serf labor at appalling cost of course.
The oppression of minority peoples in our country is appalling.
Shipwrecks were of common occurrence, and occasionally the number of disasters was appalling.
allyring these years I was frequently embarrassed by the appalling rudeness of my supposed allies among the monetarists.
In case you feel I haven¹t: You found the contents appalling.
appalling weather conditions at least 40 bikers turned up to see what was going on.
Commenting on the situation in Tasmania, Norman said: " The situation here with the logging of old growth forests is frankly appalling.
In our defense it was cos BB had been absolutely appalling at sleeping!
Bound to be truly appalling, isn't it?
The only thing that could be said was for the sterling consistency twixt both shows - they were equally appalling.
In general (with a few notable exceptions) Council web sites are quite appalling examples of web site design.
appalling to contemplate.
Or we transfer the costs to the developing world or migrant labor by tacitly accepting appalling working conditions and very poor returns for labor.
The appalling persecution of Iraqis seeking asylum in Britain also belies our government's supposed concern for their welfare.
brown-nose anyone with a bit of breeding, Basil is unfortunately an appalling judge of character.
castigated for an appalling decision.
Technically, it's cheesy and very low-budget, with appalling editing lurid cinematography.
Tyrion was stunned at the appalling sight as the assassin reached over dragged himself further along the now crimson blade and into striking distance.
dank smokey rooms, floored by an appalling carpet.
A few quickies also keep the pace frisky, even if the jokes range from the decent to the appalling.
Andrew, despite suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, survived.
During clip packages the sound quality was appalling, as the feed came from the arena, rendering everything virtually inaudible.
indoctrinated into this way of talking to children about literature, itÃ¢s sometimes hard to see whatÃ¢s so appalling about it.
jelled together in such appalling weather " .
jerks around of its own accord, settling at appalling angles.
That is not flexibility, but severe overwork and appalling productivity.
David Blunkett has made comments linking " appalling " gangsta rap lyrics with gun crime.
serf labor at appalling cost of course.
Appalling weather required a quick relocation from the sea front to a pub skittle alley, but did nothing to dampen participants ' enthusiasm.
And so my own sense is that sanctions, even the " smartest " sanctions, will continue to exact an appalling human toll.
The going low down is quite appalling; grassy tussocks interspersed with boggy holes giving some of the slowest progress imaginable.
The disorganization of the Curia was appalling, the sale of offices became a veritable scandal, the least opposition to the Borgia was punished with death, and even in that corrupt age the state of things shocked public opinion.
When at times I think, as think at times I must, of the appalling contrast between the hallowed glory of that creed which once was mine, and the lonely mystery of existence as now I find it - at such times I shall ever feel it impossible to avoid the sharpest pang of which my nature is susceptible."
The cry of the jackal is even more appalling than that of the hyena, a shriek from one member of a pack being the signal for a general chorus of screams, which is kept up during the greater part of the night.
Helen's table manners are appalling.
In addition to the furious sailing activity we have had appalling weather conditions with horizontal rain blown in from force 7 southerly gales.
Viewers find these shows so entertaining that they come back for more the following week, or instead find it so appalling that they can't turn it off.
The difficulties before him were appalling.
appalling to think that those who love me are sometimes ashamed of me.
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