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awful Sentence Examples

  • You must feel awful about it.

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  • It was an awful combination.

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  • It was an awful combination.

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  • Are you going to tell everyone...those awful stories about my great-aunt?

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  • "You look awful when you cry," Ashley said with a smile.

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  • If I had a horse like you I wouldn't drag him out in this awful desert.

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  • She shook her head, once again amazed at how awful pain was.

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  • Smells awful, but it works.

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  • "You look awful," she said to Kris.

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  • Martha looked awful but apologized for her actions.

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  • I had an awful crush on him when we were in high school.

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  • We don't wish to be eaten by such awful beasts.

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  • I'd hate to think we spent that awful morning with no results.

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  • She gasped, not expecting Kris.s traitorous lieutenant but knowing his presence was an awful omen.

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  • I knew, too, it was immense! awful! and for a moment some of the sunshine seemed to have gone out of the day.

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  • It's just … god, it's so awful, Kiera.

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  • "How awful," Carmen finally managed.

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  • "How awful," Carmen finally managed.

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  • It's awful with those sausage eaters!

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  • I sure hate to think of something awful happening to you because of your curiosity.

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  • The ones he had run into over the years smelled awful, like a wet dog.

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  • Death is awful... and he burst into tears.

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  • You're not drinking those awful manhattans are you?

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  • Andre ran hard for a creature that was already dead.  Katie chased him, terrified of looking back when the awful sounds seemed so close.  Only when the ground stopped trembling did Andre stop.

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  • I know something awful happened to Damian.

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  • I feel awful that Dad had to die because I put my education before his health.

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  • "What an awful thing to say!" she exclaimed.

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  • Katie held her breath, awaiting the awful news.

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  • If she could only shake the awful feeling that he wouldn't return.

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  • If she could only shake the awful feeling that he wouldn't return.

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  • Ah, it is awful: the duties of a Christian...

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  • She felt awful leaving him out of the blue, without saying farewell or thanking him.

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  • She felt awful leaving him out of the blue, without saying farewell or thanking him.

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  • He was still contemplating " at an awful distance " The Decline and Fall, and meantime revolved some other subjects, that seemed more immediately practicable.

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  • I think that awful man Mr. Shipton told her the truth about Annie.

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  • I think that awful man Mr. Shipton told her the truth about Annie.

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  • "That was an awful big quake," replied Zeb, with a white face.

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  • I never knew she existed until a day ago, and I'm only now learning how awful of a person she was.

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  • seemed so superhuman as during these awful days.

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  • I never knew she existed until a day ago, and I'm only now learning how awful of a person she was.

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  • How awful his life must have been living with that shit Shipton.

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  • I was so looking forward to a nice bath to wash away the stink of that awful hole.

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  • She was an awful foster mom.

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  • But please, ditch that awful hair piece.

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  • I know this sounds awful to a lot of people.

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  • "Sounds awful," she said.

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  • Katie wondered what had called him away—news of the demons in the forest or some other awful plan by Kris?

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  • What an awful start to her day.

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  • Somehow, her awful plan worked, without her turning over the gem and betraying him.

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  • You helped me escape demons through that awful underworld forest.

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  • The awful pain he suffered made him moan incessantly and piteously, and his moaning sounded terrible in the darkness of the autumn night.

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  • That's awful, Connor would never do that.

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  • This different treatment shows the feeling of the poet - the feeling for which he seeks to evoke our inmost sympathy - to oscillate between the belief that an awful crime brings with it its awful punishment (and it is sickening to observe how the argument by which the Friar persuades Annabella to forsake her evil courses mainly appeals to the physical terrors of retribution), and the notion that there is something fatal, something irresistible, and therefore in a sense self-justified, in so dominant a passion.

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  • "Anyhow," said Dorothy, "we've 'scaped those awful Gurgles, and that's ONE comfort!"

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  • And we all know about those that optimize for cost and nutrition but the resulting food tastes awful; I have consumed enough wheatgrass to attest to this.

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  • "He was acting awful funny," Martha said, alarm showing on her face.

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  • She should have walked away and given him a chance to think about it, instead of slapping that awful word from his mouth?

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  • "What an awful fight!" said Dorothy, catching her breath in little gasps.

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  • There is a spring in my step and a note on my lips, until I realize the awful truth of my situation and am forced to hold back my tears.

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  • "It's an awful time!" and dropping behind the carriage he stepped onto the pavement.

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  • I, uh, did something really awful Saturday night, and the whole world has gone insane.

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  • After all, he promised that he'd try and let her rewrite the awful terms of their relationship, if she survived.

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  • I hope the Boston sisters find some use for these awful things.

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  • Couldn't destroy this awful place.

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  • "Awful big!" answered the boy.

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  • There is something impressive, awful, in the simplicity and terrible directness of the book of Esther.

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  • "It's awful," she murmured.

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  • For a moment her heart leapt, fearful their light had died permanently, trapping them in this awful place.

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  • 6, 7); and then the great day of judgment, which had seemed to overshadow Jerusalem in the now averted plague, shall draw near with awful tokens of blood and fire and darkness.

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  • That's awful... and to escape from these dreadful thoughts she went to Sonya and began sorting patterns with her.

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  • In the presence of these awful truths which Ezekiel preached of individual freedom and of impending judgment, the prophet is weighted with a heavy responsibility.

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  • "It's awful," she whispered.

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  • Her AWFUL is nearly AWFIL.

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  • Mamma, it is awful, it is unbearable!

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  • "How awful," Katie breathed.

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  • I believe the whole of Moscow will burn, there's an awful glow!

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  • One's quite frozen and the other's an awful swaggerer.

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  • You must feel awful about it.

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  • It's not about comfort, of course, but it is about an awful lot of fun.

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  • God, that sounds awful!

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  • At least she looked good and was comfortable, even though she felt awful.

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  • The women at the Sanctuary said they pulled him out of the water, and he looks awful.

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  • She curtseyed as she finished and Sarah moaned, "You guys are awful."

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  • Lying to her, even about something this insignificant, felt awful.

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  • I heard the Immortal underworld is an awful place.  What if Death decides to keep you or Rhyn drops you in Hell forever?

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  • It hurts so badly, and I'm bleeding something awful.

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  • Her first day was awful.

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  • His first night without a woman was awful.

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  • It is noteworthy that the poet, like Milton, sees in Satan no mere personification of evil, but the fallen archangel, whose awful guilt could not obliterate all traces of his native majesty.

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  • A Brescian friar relates that a halo of light was seen to flash round his head, and the citizens remembered his awful prophecies when in 1512 their town was put to the sack by Gaston de Foix.

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  • Both sexes dressed with Puritan plainness; husbands and wives quitted their homes for convents; marriage became an awful and scarcely permitted rite; mothers suckled their own babes; and persons of all ranks - nobles, scholars and artists - renounced the world to assume the Dominican robe.

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  • Savonarola listened unmoved to the awful words, and then quietly resumed his interrupted devotions.

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  • Apparently the more picturesquely awful the manner of the demise, the greater its attractive force.

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  • How can they have been the " awful mysteries," the " dread and terrible canons," the " mystic teachings," the " ineffable sentences," the " oracles too sacred to be committed to writing " which the homilists of that age pretend them to have been?

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  • A more reasonable explanation connects the name with Arae, " Curses," commonly known as Semnae, " Awful Goddesses," whose shrine was a cave at the foot of the hill, of which they were the guardian deities (Aeschyl.

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  • Whilst pondering on the course he should follow, the marshal received the news of the awful disaster that had overtaken the emperor at Waterloo.

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  • (and) because in His submission to the awful penalty of sin.

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  • He is a man of God, like Moses and Samuel, a man admitted to a strange and awful intimacy with the Most High, and like them he combines functions which in later times were distributed between prophet and priest.

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  • Io, 13), and also the sentences of awful judgment by which Yahweh rebukes rebellion (Hos.

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  • If the result was satisfactory, he was admitted, but before partaking of the common meal he was required to swear awful oaths, that he would reverence the deity, do justice to men, hurt no man voluntarily or at the command of another, hate the unjust and assist the just, and that he would render fidelity to all men, but especially to the rulers, seeing that no one rules but of God.

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  • The old fable of this bird inserting its beak into a reed or plunging it into the ground, and so causing the booming sound with which its name will be always associated, is also exploded, and nowadays indeed so few people in Britain have ever heard its loud and awful voice, which seems to be uttered only in the breeding-season, and is therefore unknown in a country where it no longer breeds, that incredulity as to its booming at all has in some quarters succeeded the old belief in this as in other reputed peculiarites of the species.

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  • In place of the awful dignity of the kings there is the placid high-bred Princess Nofri (Plate II.

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  • Even here (Cairo) the beating for the years taxes is awful.

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  • Idleness, drunkenness, vicious intercourse, sickness, starvation, squalor, cruelty, chains, awful oppression and everywhere culpable neglect - in these words may be summed up the state of the gaols at the time of Howard's visitation.

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  • When the institution of a revolutionary tribunal was proposed, Vergniaud vehemently opposed the project, denouncing the tribunal as a more awful inquisition than that of Venice, and avowing that his party would all die rather than consent to it.

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  • In Aeschylus, the Erinyes are represented as awful, Gorgon-like women, wearing long black robes, with snaky locks, bloodshot eyes and claw-like nails.

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  • Without it life would be impossible, and it is well recognized that death from thirst is more awful than death from hunger.

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  • It was the 20th of June; the heat was intense; and next morning only 23 were taken out alive, among them Holwell, who left an account of the awful sufferings endured in the "Black Hole."

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  • A contemporary account of it says that in spite of Edwards's academic style of preaching, the assembly was " deeply impressed and bowed down, with an awful conviction of their sin and danger.

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  • He had heard a voice asking him whether he would leave his sins and go to heaven, or keep his sins and go to hell; and he had seen an awful countenance frowning on him from the sky.

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  • of the 10th of August was followed by the proclamation of the republic and by the awful, September massacres of helpless prisoners, guilty of no crime but noble birth, and therefore presumably of attachment to the old rgime, and treason towards the new.

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  • When the effort to restrain feeling is exhibited in a degree which surprises as well as pleases, it excites admiration as a virtue or excellence; such excellences Adam Smith quaintly calls the " awful and respectable," contrasting them with the " amiable virtues " which consist in the opposite effort to sympathize, when exhibited in a remarkable degree.

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  • Modern authorities have explained them as the personification of the waves of the sea or of the barren, unproductive coast of Libya; or as the awful darkness of the storm-cloud, which comes from the west and is scattered by the sun-god Perseus.

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  • was the most liberally minded man in his dominions; but the necessities of his position, such is the awful penalty of greatness, forced him into intolerance against his will, and he promised to discourage the Irish woollen trade.

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  • There was no margin, and when the " precarious exotic " failed an awful famine was the result.

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  • She bears the aegis, the awful shield of Zeus.

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  • It was in the midst of that awful obscurity that Gustavus met his death - how or where is not absolutely certain; but it would seem that he lost his way in the darkness while leading the Smaland horse to the assistance of his infantry, and was despatched as he lay severely wounded on the ground by a hostile horseman.

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  • I sure hate to think of something awful happening to you because of your curiosity.

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  • Your getting awful good at pulling me out of scrapes.

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  • He looks awful big.

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  • I feel awful that Dad had to die because I put my education before his health.

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  • If I had a horse like you I wouldn't drag him out in this awful desert.

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  • Smells awful, but it works.

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  • I had an awful crush on him when we were in high school.

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  • But please, ditch that awful hair piece.

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  • Martha looked awful but apologized for her actions.

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  • "It's awful," she whispered.

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  • "It's awful," she murmured.

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  • I know something awful happened to Damian.

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  • For a moment her heart leapt, fearful their light had died permanently, trapping them in this awful place.

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  • I was so looking forward to a nice bath to wash away the stink of that awful hole.

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  • I'd hate to think we spent that awful morning with no results.

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  • God, that sounds awful!

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  • "He was acting awful funny," Martha said, alarm showing on her face.

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  • She shook her head, once again amazed at how awful pain was.

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  • I, uh, did something really awful Saturday night, and the whole world has gone insane.

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  • You helped me escape demons through that awful underworld forest.

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  • At least she looked good and was comfortable, even though she felt awful.

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  • After all, he promised that he'd try and let her rewrite the awful terms of their relationship, if she survived.

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  • "You look awful," she said to Kris.

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  • Katie held her breath, awaiting the awful news.

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  • "How awful," Katie breathed.

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  • I understand that you don't know our world, and that you have the disadvantage of having been through some truly awful things since being thrown into our world.

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  • "Sounds awful," she said.

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  • Katie wondered what had called him away—news of the demons in the forest or some other awful plan by Kris?

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  • She was an awful foster mom.

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  • The women at the Sanctuary said they pulled him out of the water, and he looks awful.

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  • She gasped, not expecting Kris.s traitorous lieutenant but knowing his presence was an awful omen.

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  • It's just … god, it's so awful, Kiera.

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  • I hope the Boston sisters find some use for theses awful things.

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  • There is a spring in my step and a note on my lips, until I realize the awful truth of my situation and am forced to hold back my tears.

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  • Are you going to tell everyone...those awful stories about my great-aunt?

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  • How awful his life must have been living with that shit Shipton.

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  • She curtseyed as she finished and Sarah moaned, "You guys are awful."

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  • Lying to her, even about something this insignificant, felt awful.

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  • The ones he had run into over the years smelled awful, like a wet dog.

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  • That's awful, Connor would never do that.

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  • Couldn't destroy this awful place.

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  • I heard the Immortal underworld is an awful place.  What if Death decides to keep you or Rhyn drops you in Hell forever?

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  • Andre ran hard for a creature that was already dead.  Katie chased him, terrified of looking back when the awful sounds seemed so close.  Only when the ground stopped trembling did Andre stop.

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  • You're not drinking those awful manhattans are you?

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  • She should have walked away and given him a chance to think about it, instead of slapping that awful word from his mouth?

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  • It hurts so badly, and I'm bleeding something awful.

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  • "You look awful when you cry," Ashley said with a smile.

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  • What an awful start to her day.

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  • Her first day was awful.

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  • "What an awful thing to say!" she exclaimed.

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  • His first night without a woman was awful.

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  • Somehow, her awful plan worked, without her turning over the gem and betraying him.

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  • It's awful to see the abomination of temple worship in this chapter.

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  • Presenter The key reservation elite athletes have about the place is the awful decline in the standard of facilities.

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  • I guess some of your life must have felt truly awful at times.

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  • I braced myself; something pretty awful was about to happen.

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  • When he's not doing hilariously awful James Cagney impressions he's being a mad scientist or coming up with the worst of ideas.

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  • Hated the beginning, hated the ELO songs, hated the frankly awful oral sex joke at the end.

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  • Read all top rated reviews... absolutely awful drivel.

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  • Her situation is not helped by the fact that the script is so damn awful, but she can't act anyway.

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  • awful to contemplate.

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  • awful to watch and brought proceedings to a grinding halt.

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  • awful lot of requests to add links to the main site.

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  • awful mess of things sooner or later.

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  • awful pun notwithstanding - given the band's propensity for the darker side of pop.

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  • awful truth I have found buried in the official records, disguised by brutal facts.

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  • awful smell more promptly.

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  • awful tragedy.

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  • You may, no offense, be f**king awful.

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  • One of the things smells just awful, like a dead thing.

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  • By the same mark, the ultra reliable LED digital clocks can look absolutely awful in their plastic boxes.

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  • There were bottles of evil smelling, thick brown sludge, which tasted awful.

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  • Although I've probably made it sound awful it actually isn't.

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  • badadly, the games have been slowly getting worse with Code Veronica been absolutely awful.

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  • Aside from awful weather (which Megan would likely balk at anyway ), I decided that I'd probably get bored.

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  • calamityor no reason that he can understand he is struck down by a series of awful calamities.

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  • The weird bits (Easy, Love Is the New Feel Awful, complete with extended saxophone coda) are more experimental.

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  • dared to interfere with this awful portent.

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  • Looking at the severe pain I caused her and realizing something of the damage caused by deceit and sin was awful.

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  • delirium tremors; it was just awful.

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  • Above all may we have grace given us to reverence and keep holy the Sabbath day amid so much awful and general desecration.

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  • She, crouched beside him, eyes still dilated with the awful fear of death, looked back, breathless, trembling.

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  • dilated with the awful fear of death, looked back, breathless, trembling.

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  • They swing from branch to branch And they make an awful din.

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  • drinking awful coffee either.

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  • You've spent the last four hours among the awful oppressive space filth.

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  • solar flares release a lot of energy - an awful lot of energy!

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  • I am now back on my original painkillers for spinal problems and the awful black floaters have disappeared.

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  • The dubbing is bad too and the travelers from the future get some really awful American geezer dubbing them.

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  • gnawing pain across his skull, aching ribs, and the awful taste in his mouth, Gus got a hard-on.

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  • Hannah morris and tanya, by god, tis an awful, awful film.

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  • Despite the gnawing pain across his skull, aching ribs, and the awful taste in his mouth, Gus got a hard-on.

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  • Above all may we have grace given us to reverence and keep holy the Sabbath day amid so much awful and general desecration.

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  • I ran after those awful aliens I threw my boot but then I heard a hoot.

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  • Bird later described the series as " particularly horrendous and really badly made, an awful experience.

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  • This is when the competition hots up and there is an awful lot of money to play for, " he added.

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  • MULDER: You seem like you're in an awful big hurry.

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  • I often used to get awful hypos which made me feel very bad.

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  • One eleven year old girl said of Lea: " She looks a bit iffy, she looks a bit awful.

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  • Helge spent the next decade and a half collecting the impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that Carl found ' awful, mannered and ghastly ' .

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  • And they have awful immoral indignation if you hate them back, yet they still hate you if you don't.

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  • Awful scenes over his alleged infidelity would be followed by grand romantic gestures once he filled her room with thousands of fresh daisies.

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  • On the one side you have relative mediocre Java based games, struggling with the phone platform and yielding sometimes awful results.

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  • The " blue jay " shoulder hackle was something awful dyed blue.

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  • I felt an awful fear when I looked at him, but thought it was just wedding jitters.

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  • A new identity Without question, British tabloid journalism can be awful.

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  • I get an awful lot of requests to add links to the main site.

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  • I get an awful lot of requests to add links to the main site.

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  • lunge older calmer heads did little to help with both Kemp and Burns booked for awful lunging challenges deep in the Weymouth half.

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  • On arrival at the scene our volunteers found a poor lurcher in an awful state.

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  • Even he had to admit that they smelled " bloody awful " in such moments of unbridled lust.

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  • DI: He's mellowed, mellowed an awful lot.

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  • Gavin and I slowly got the metro then train back to the airport and sat there feeling very tired and awful.

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  • Gavin and I slowly got the metro then train back to the airport and sat there feeling very tired and awful.

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  • The only new British moped available was the NVT and it was awful.

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  • Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, Gas smells awful.

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  • nubile twin daughters and an awful lot of baggage.

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  • Looks awful in caps, thought, much too overbearing.

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  • But, apart from awful pap, not much music brings me down.

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  • pessary three pessaries inserted over 24 hours which did not appear to do an awful lot.

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  • pessary three pessaries inserted over 24 hours which did not appear to do an awful lot.

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  • The local polytechnic, which runs its own observatory, had published its picture which was awful.

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  • Audio wise; to cop an awful pun, its pretty sound.

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  • Anyway, it was really interesting and life on the islands seems really quiet, but I felt awful.

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  • I turn the sound on... ...and bloody hell, what a bloody awful racket.

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  • What you may think is good music, may be an awful racket to your neighbor.

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  • Suddenly there was this awful sag in pitch as the bellows were emptied of their wind, without being replenished.

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  • He was dreadfully seasick for five days. This is an awful thing to contemplate.

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  • With an awful spasm Mr. Carr jerked his congested features into the ghastly semblance of a smile.

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  • This awful abyss is bridged by a rope, and guarded by seal sentinels.

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  • There were bottles of evil smelling, thick brown sludge, which tasted awful.

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  • It seems strange to us that they are not stricken dumb by the new and awful solemnity of their position.

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  • This awful mob action throws a spotlight on issues far broader than a local event in small town America.

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  • Even worse was having the numerous stiches removed, the sensation was awful.

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  • stiches removed, the sensation was awful.

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  • tabloid journalism can be awful.

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  • taciturn character he is said to have been drinking heavily the week prior to the awful tragedy.

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  • thinkable thoughts and we all think an awful lot.

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  • I gradually fell unconscious, only to wake up the next morning, still on the hill, feeling awful.

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  • It would take something like violin virtuosity to get his mind off his truly awful predicament.

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  • whinge about how awful her life is.

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  • wracked with awful pain.

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  • These figures are given by Llorente, who was secretary of the Holy Office from 1790 to 1792 and had access to the archives; but modern research reduces the list 'of those burnt by Torquemada to 2000, in itself an awful holocaust to the principle of intolerance.

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  • This different treatment shows the feeling of the poet - the feeling for which he seeks to evoke our inmost sympathy - to oscillate between the belief that an awful crime brings with it its awful punishment (and it is sickening to observe how the argument by which the Friar persuades Annabella to forsake her evil courses mainly appeals to the physical terrors of retribution), and the notion that there is something fatal, something irresistible, and therefore in a sense self-justified, in so dominant a passion.

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  • In the presence of these awful truths which Ezekiel preached of individual freedom and of impending judgment, the prophet is weighted with a heavy responsibility.

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  • Little, therefore, was possible for the Jew save strict performance of the requirements of the 'Farah, once for all given to Moses on Sinai, and, in his approach to the awful and unknown mystery, to rely on ceremonial and ascetic performances (see Wendt's Teaching of Jesus, i.

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  • The same tendency led the pious worshippers to avoid His awful name and to substitute Adonai in their scriptures or to use in the Mishna the term " name " (shem) or " heaven."

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  • He was still contemplating " at an awful distance " The Decline and Fall, and meantime revolved some other subjects, that seemed more immediately practicable.

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  • The awful deed took place at the beginning of harvest (April - May), and the bodies remained suspended until, with the advent of the autumn rains, Yahweh was once more reconciled to his land (xxi.

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  • seemed so superhuman as during these awful days.

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  • Asura indicates the more sublime and awful divine character, for which man entertains the greater reverence and fear: daiva denotes the kind gods of light, the vulgar - more sensuous and anthropomorphic - deities.

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  • 6, 7); and then the great day of judgment, which had seemed to overshadow Jerusalem in the now averted plague, shall draw near with awful tokens of blood and fire and darkness.

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  • It is noteworthy that the poet, like Milton, sees in Satan no mere personification of evil, but the fallen archangel, whose awful guilt could not obliterate all traces of his native majesty.

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  • A Brescian friar relates that a halo of light was seen to flash round his head, and the citizens remembered his awful prophecies when in 1512 their town was put to the sack by Gaston de Foix.

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  • Both sexes dressed with Puritan plainness; husbands and wives quitted their homes for convents; marriage became an awful and scarcely permitted rite; mothers suckled their own babes; and persons of all ranks - nobles, scholars and artists - renounced the world to assume the Dominican robe.

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  • Savonarola listened unmoved to the awful words, and then quietly resumed his interrupted devotions.

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  • Apparently the more picturesquely awful the manner of the demise, the greater its attractive force.

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  • How can they have been the " awful mysteries," the " dread and terrible canons," the " mystic teachings," the " ineffable sentences," the " oracles too sacred to be committed to writing " which the homilists of that age pretend them to have been?

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  • A more reasonable explanation connects the name with Arae, " Curses," commonly known as Semnae, " Awful Goddesses," whose shrine was a cave at the foot of the hill, of which they were the guardian deities (Aeschyl.

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  • Whilst pondering on the course he should follow, the marshal received the news of the awful disaster that had overtaken the emperor at Waterloo.

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  • (and) because in His submission to the awful penalty of sin.

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  • He is a man of God, like Moses and Samuel, a man admitted to a strange and awful intimacy with the Most High, and like them he combines functions which in later times were distributed between prophet and priest.

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  • Io, 13), and also the sentences of awful judgment by which Yahweh rebukes rebellion (Hos.

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  • If the result was satisfactory, he was admitted, but before partaking of the common meal he was required to swear awful oaths, that he would reverence the deity, do justice to men, hurt no man voluntarily or at the command of another, hate the unjust and assist the just, and that he would render fidelity to all men, but especially to the rulers, seeing that no one rules but of God.

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  • The old fable of this bird inserting its beak into a reed or plunging it into the ground, and so causing the booming sound with which its name will be always associated, is also exploded, and nowadays indeed so few people in Britain have ever heard its loud and awful voice, which seems to be uttered only in the breeding-season, and is therefore unknown in a country where it no longer breeds, that incredulity as to its booming at all has in some quarters succeeded the old belief in this as in other reputed peculiarites of the species.

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  • Without any indication of whence or how he came, he again appeared, as usual with startling abruptness, in the vineyard when Ahab entered to take possession of it, and pronounced upon the king and his house that awful doom (I Kings xxi.

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  • In place of the awful dignity of the kings there is the placid high-bred Princess Nofri (Plate II.

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  • Even here (Cairo) the beating for the years taxes is awful.

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  • Idleness, drunkenness, vicious intercourse, sickness, starvation, squalor, cruelty, chains, awful oppression and everywhere culpable neglect - in these words may be summed up the state of the gaols at the time of Howard's visitation.

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  • When the institution of a revolutionary tribunal was proposed, Vergniaud vehemently opposed the project, denouncing the tribunal as a more awful inquisition than that of Venice, and avowing that his party would all die rather than consent to it.

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  • Not without nervous dread - witness the special taboo to which the leader of society is subject - he draws near and strives to constrain, conciliate or cajole the awful forces with which the life of the group is set about.

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  • In Aeschylus, the Erinyes are represented as awful, Gorgon-like women, wearing long black robes, with snaky locks, bloodshot eyes and claw-like nails.

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  • Without it life would be impossible, and it is well recognized that death from thirst is more awful than death from hunger.

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  • It was the 20th of June; the heat was intense; and next morning only 23 were taken out alive, among them Holwell, who left an account of the awful sufferings endured in the "Black Hole."

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  • A contemporary account of it says that in spite of Edwards's academic style of preaching, the assembly was " deeply impressed and bowed down, with an awful conviction of their sin and danger.

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  • He had heard a voice asking him whether he would leave his sins and go to heaven, or keep his sins and go to hell; and he had seen an awful countenance frowning on him from the sky.

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  • of the 10th of August was followed by the proclamation of the republic and by the awful, September massacres of helpless prisoners, guilty of no crime but noble birth, and therefore presumably of attachment to the old rgime, and treason towards the new.

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  • These four great poems, one in sublimity of spirit and in supremacy of style, were succeeded next year by a fourfold gift of even greater price, Les Quatre Vents de l'esprit: the first book, that of satire, is as full of fiery truth and radiant reason as any of his previous work in that passionate and awful kind; the second or dramatic book is as full of fresh life and living nature, of tragic humour and of mortal pathos, as any other work of the one great modern dramatist's; the third or lyric book would suffice to reveal its author as incomparably and immeasurably the greatest poet of his age, and one great among the greatest of all time; the fourth or epic book is the sublimest and most terrible of historic poems - a visionary pageant of French history from the reign and the revelries of Henry IV.

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  • When the effort to restrain feeling is exhibited in a degree which surprises as well as pleases, it excites admiration as a virtue or excellence; such excellences Adam Smith quaintly calls the " awful and respectable," contrasting them with the " amiable virtues " which consist in the opposite effort to sympathize, when exhibited in a remarkable degree.

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  • Modern authorities have explained them as the personification of the waves of the sea or of the barren, unproductive coast of Libya; or as the awful darkness of the storm-cloud, which comes from the west and is scattered by the sun-god Perseus.

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  • was the most liberally minded man in his dominions; but the necessities of his position, such is the awful penalty of greatness, forced him into intolerance against his will, and he promised to discourage the Irish woollen trade.

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  • There was no margin, and when the " precarious exotic " failed an awful famine was the result.

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  • She bears the aegis, the awful shield of Zeus.

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  • It was in the midst of that awful obscurity that Gustavus met his death - how or where is not absolutely certain; but it would seem that he lost his way in the darkness while leading the Smaland horse to the assistance of his infantry, and was despatched as he lay severely wounded on the ground by a hostile horseman.

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  • I think that is the case with polio and smallpox, which means they weren't eliminated because they were easy, but because they were awful.

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  • Truthfully, it is pretty awful.

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  • Some might say, Hunger is awful.

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  • I shall die, waiting a year: it's impossible, it's awful!

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  • They've put two regiments as outposts, and they're having such a spree there, it's awful!

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  • Audio wise; to cop an awful pun, its pretty sound.

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  • I felt awful with a queasy stomach now joining with my bad head.

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  • Anyway, it was really interesting and life on the islands seems really quiet, but I felt awful.

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  • I turn the sound on......and bloody hell, what a bloody awful racket.

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  • What you may think is good music, may be an awful racket to your neighbor.

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  • Suddenly there was this awful sag in pitch as the bellows were emptied of their wind, without being replenished.

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  • Do you we really want to see more tantrums and her awful scrawny arms waving about like a maniac?

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  • He was dreadfully seasick for five days. This is an awful thing to contemplate.

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  • With an awful spasm Mr. Carr jerked his congested features into the ghastly semblance of a smile.

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  • This awful abyss is bridged by a rope, and guarded by seal sentinels.

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  • Despite its glossy sheen there's an awful lot of shit house about.

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  • It seems strange to us that they are not stricken dumb by the new and awful solemnity of their position.

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  • Case in point is Evolution; there 's an awful lot of sparkle in the eyes going on during that.

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  • This awful mob action throws a spotlight on issues far broader than a local event in small town America.

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  • Even worse was having the numerous stiches removed, the sensation was awful.

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  • Awful opening act, that 's all I can remember, singer with a strangled cat voice.

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  • Of a morose and taciturn character he is said to have been drinking heavily the week prior to the awful tragedy.

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  • The memosphere fills up with catchy tunes, and thinkable thoughts and we all think an awful lot.

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  • I gradually fell unconscious, only to wake up the next morning, still on the hill, feeling awful.

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  • It would take something like violin virtuosity to get his mind off his truly awful predicament.

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  • The youngest daughter of the Osbourne dynasty has taken the time out to have another little whinge about how awful her life is.

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  • Of course it was awful, and she really was wracked with awful pain.

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  • The wi-fi service in this part of town is just awful.

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  • The number one reason why it is essential that people recycle ink cartridges is that there are an awful lot of them floating around out there.

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  • Natural herbs for panic attacks can help calm the awful feelings of racing heart and impending doom associated with panic attacks.

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  • This may sound like an awful lot of work, but in reality the Lauren Hutton makeup takes minutes to apply.

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  • Whenever I get assistance in a department store, I go home with brown eyeliner and light taupe brow color - which I feel is awful on me.

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  • This is a downer for two reasons: It's awful for the skin and it results in smudges and smears all over your bedding.Actually, make that three reasons.

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  • I know that a lot of lipsticks have a taste to them, but this one is really awful!

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  • Coupled with the awful taste, all I want to do is wipe this lipstick off- fast!

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  • Even with all these disadvantages in mind, including the awful, sickening fragrance and taste, I leave the lipstick on.

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  • With that in mind, I grabbed a tissue and wiped my mouth clean, but unfortunately, the awful taste was still there!

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  • It doesn't take long to determine whether or not a scent works with one's chemistry; within just a few minutes it's apparent that something either smells great, decent or awful.

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  • It may feel awful now, but it does get easier.

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  • Significant levels of calcium, magnesium, and zinc are also contained in sunflower seeds, but note that you will have to eat an awful lot of sunflower seeds to reach the calcium levels of a glass of milk.

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  • The most well written vows will sound awful if you stumble over every word.

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  • The final four months of my drinking career were absolutely awful.

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  • Alcoholics fear that life without drinking will be awful, grim, boring, dull, or tedious.

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  • It was a bad version of the Facts of Life, and it was so dreadful, it was awful.

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  • She was so narcissistic and so awful in terms of how manipulative she was, but at the same time, it was so wonderful.

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  • In 2003, Awful Plastic Surgery ranked her as the "world's scariest celebrity."

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  • Online features breaking news stories as they unfold as well as gossip from The Hum, The Awful Truth and Planet Gossip.

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  • Take a look at these comparison photos at Awful Plastic Surgery.

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  • Sneakers look awful with suits, but there are other youthful, trendy shoes that can be worn.

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  • We gave him a bath in warm water due to his awful smell, and took him to the vet for his free check-up.

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  • A granite tile countertop can look fantastic or awful; the difference is in the details.

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  • There is an awful lot of exploitation of the world's people and resources and I aim to do my bit to reduce that.

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  • This dream is actually quite amusing to think about once you're awake, but it can feel awful and embarrassing while dreaming.

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  • The weapons are just awful to control, but there is a target that locks-on to enemies for a second or two before it disappears (what???) and you have to lock on again.

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  • The cough is usually more problematic at this point, and the patient feels awful.

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  • Do not believe them and do not let them tell you their awful stories.

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  • This also rings true for deciding to forego sunglasses, where the end result is an awful raccoon-like appearance than will take quite a lot of make-up to cover the damages.

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  • Granted, a thick, full suit will be more difficult to maneuver in and out of, but it shouldn't be such an awful experience that you dread even putting it on.

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  • Nothing is worse than waking on Christmas morning and opening a truly awful gift.

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  • It's awful, but it works for a wide category of people, and is nearly always good for a few laughs.

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  • It's awful, but just as books get judged by their covers, many people discount personal ads by photos alone.

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  • For the most part, the couple unconsciously avoids seeing how awful things are now and instead focuses on to how things used to be when the relationship was new and both partners were acting on their best behaviors.

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  • Likewise, there is an awful lot that's best left unsaid.

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  • An awful girl, she nearly flunked school and she does drugs.

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  • The name may sound awful, but in reality Cheating Planet is just an online cheat site that provides kids with video game codes for various gaming systems.

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  • An awful lot of it came down to pleasure, that idea of sharing a good meal with loved ones.

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  • Jack Abbott has done some fairly awful things during his tenure in Genoa City, but his good looks, charm and soulful eyes have caused more than a few hearts to swoon.

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  • Anna: Yes, I know, of course, Robin was wonderful, but you know, she has a lot of her own responsibilities and she already has an awful lot of catching up to do with school.

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  • MR: Right now I spend an awful lot of time with journalists.

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  • Don't be afraid to buy a piece that's awful but has a really great clasp.

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  • It is an awful feeling to pull your jeans on, only for them to feel tighter than usual.

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  • Finally, there are myriad chest machines out there, ranging from awful to awesome.

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  • A targeted search will be more efficient, because there is an awful lot of lingerie to be looked at.

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  • The season concludes with Clark piecing together the true reason he is on earth after he has a nightmare that shows him something awful is going to happen to Smallville.

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