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The sudden face of death might appal me for a moment, but the fear is over.

The scenes presented were enough to appal the stoutest nerves.

The rest of the trail was a puzzle, indeed, but it presently ceased to appal.

The scene, however, was still terrific, and sufficient to appal the stoutest heart.

The thought of death does not appal him, it braces him to work and joy.

They appal, they create astonishment, but they do not attract.

My existence is sadly cold and stern, and full of horrors that appal.

Seek where I pleased, there was nothing to encourage me and plenty to appal.

The result that followed was enough to appal the stoutest heart.

Being "broke" did not appal him, nor the loss of a job fill him with quaking.

WORD ORIGIN

also appal, early 14c., "to fade;" c.1400, "to grow pale," from Old French apalir "become or make pale," from a- "to" (see ad-) + palir "grow pale," from Latin pallere (see pallor). Meaning "cause dismay or shock," is 1530s. Related: Appalled; appalling.

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