How to use Ghastly in a sentence
A fragment of the ghastly structure is in the library of Lincoln cathedral.
The whole ghastly mess must be made even bigger!
Yes it is absolutely ghastly, I can't bear to have it again.
When dad came through the back gate he looked ghastly.
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It seems that when children grow up, they can see and be seen by 'spectres', ghastly phantoms that destroy their souls and leave them zombies.
You must have something pretty ghastly on your conscience to make such a fuss about my trusting you.
Had there been any attacks it would have been too ghastly for words.
Tube journeys are so ghastly these days, you've got to have something to distract you.
I felt ghastly - this was the start of the lowest period in my life.Advertisement
On the watch last night I saw It, like a man, tall and thin, and ghastly pale.
With an awful spasm Mr. Carr jerked his congested features into the ghastly semblance of a smile.
Without his stash of gold there, Harry would be entirely dependent on the ghastly Dursleys.
It's interesting how word usage changes over time, so "gast" is no longer used but we still have "ghastly" and "aghast" from the same root.
Gorgeous or ghastly, fashion pundits and fashionistas tune in every Academy Award season to see what the hottest stars are wearing to the Oscars.Advertisement
Black face paint should be applied lightly on the apples of the cheeks and on the crevice of the eyelids to create a sunken and ghastly appearance.
Furthermore, lime green in the winter is just ghastly.
Do you dream yet on your old rickety sofa in the dear old ghastly bankrupt garret at No. 66?
In due course 109 separate entities, each created to carry some aspect of truly ghastly past pain, would identify themselves.
A carpet was drawn across the ghastly spectacle, and the tyrant resumed his feast over the still quivering limbs of the dying.Advertisement
Surely the reason Vietnam dominates this week's suggestions is because conscription gave the conflict such ghastly immediacy.
Helge spent the next decade and a half collecting the impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that Carl found ' awful, mannered and ghastly ' .
In 1941 she produced a serial in the Scottish Guardian entitled " Adrian was a Priest " which was utterly ghastly.
A bill to provide compensation for tenants who had been evicted by Irish landlords passed the Commons, but was shipwrecked in the Lords, and a ghastly record of outrage and murder stained the following winter.
This mission, on one side, carried on an active propaganda against Elizabeth in favour of Spain; and on the other, among the true missionaries, was marked with devoted zeal and heroism even to the ghastly death of traitors.Advertisement
It is mentioned Sir Walter Scott in " The Lay of the Last Minstrel " " For he was speechless, ghastly, wan Like him of whom the story ran Who spoke the spectre hound in Man."
His imperfect signature to his confession of this date, consisting only of his Christian name and written in a faint and trembling hand, is probably a ghastly testimony to the severity of the torture ("per grad us ad ima") which James had ordered to be applied if he would not otherwise confess and the "gentler tortures" were unavailing, - a horrible practice unrecognized by the law of England, but usually employed and justified at this time in cases of treason to obtain information.
No matter the style of dress you choose, if it's in the wrong color, you'll end up looking ghastly rather than ravishing.
This ghastly costume idea can be modified as needed to mimic either a popular deceased celebrity or as a typical bride and groom.
Most of the party were smoking, and drinking champagne; a feverish hilarity reigned, with sudden and rather ghastly pauses.
The ghastly roll of infantile mortality was quickly purged of its darkest features (Ballard and others); aided by bacteriology, sanitary measures attained some considerable degree of exactness; public medicine gained such an ascendancy that special training and diplomas were offered at universities; and in 1875 a consolidated act was passed for the United Kingdom establishing medical officers of health, and responsible lay sanitary authorities, with no inconsiderable powers of enforcing the means of public health in rural, urban, port and other jurisdictions, with summary methods of procedure.
If you find yourself asking, how do I make a ghost costume that actually frightens passerbys come Halloween night, you'll want to add a few more ghastly details and special effects to your costume idea.
The gravest doubts, however, exist as to the authenticity of this story; Fernao Lopes, the Portuguese Froissart, who is the great authority fcr the details of the death of Inez, with some of the actors in which he was acquainted, says nothing of the ghastly ceremony, though he tells at length the tale of the funeral honours that the king bestowed upon his wife.
And as though it were foreordained that no element of horror should be wanting from the history of the crusades, in 1212 there took place one of the most ghastly tragedies that has ever happened in the world - the Crusade of the Children.
But William C. Quantrell, after sacking various small Kansas towns along the Missouri river (1862-63), in August 1863 took Lawrence (q.v.) and put it mercilessly to fire and sword - the most ghastly episode in border history.
The stern determination of the British troops, which alone made possible the reduction of Delhi with so inadequate a force, was intensified, if possible, by the ghastly story of The Mass- Cawnpore.
Immediately after the sack of Lawrence, John Brown and a small band murdered and mutilated five pro-slavery men, on Pottawatomie Creek; a horrible deed, showing a new spirit on the freestate side, and of ghastly consequence - for it contributed powerfully to widen further the licence of highway robbery, pillage and arson, the ruin of homes, the driving off of settlers, marauding expeditions, attacks on towns, outrages in short of every kind, that made the following months a welter of lawlessness and crime, until Governor Geary - by putting himself above all partisanship, repudiating Missouri, and using Federal troops put an end to them late in 1856.