When he opened his eyes, he found a gruesome sight awaiting him.
That's a gruesome thought—and disappointing, too.
While the Deans were pleased that Martha had confided in them about her gruesome discovery, her pending exit remained an ever-present pall that hung over the remainder of the evening like a chilly fog.
That returns from the bottomless pit, "that was, and is not, and yet is"; the head "as it were wounded to death" that lives again; the gruesome similitude of the Lamb that was slain, and his adversary in the final struggle.
In his gruesome descriptions of physical sufferings the author offends against good taste even more than the writer of 2 Macc., while both contrast very unfavourably in this respect with the sober reserve of the gospel narratives.
Were you pleased by our rather gruesome discovery?
You couldn't be a cop for fourteen years and not look death in the face and recognize its gruesome glare.
Thousands of miles away, Gabriel was with one of his death dealers surveying the gruesome discovery.
Evelyn did have a way of making even the most gruesome day of spring cleaning fun.
A gruesome Indian story (Crooke, ii.
So did the gruesome but powerful novel, Therese Raquin (1867).
They were thick and gruesome, creating ridges and channels in his face.
Dedicated to him one of his famous epigrams, and Prudentius(Peristephanon, i i) drew a highly coloured picture of his gruesome death, the details of which are certainly purely legendary: the myth of Hippolytus the son of Theseus was transferred to the Christian martyr.