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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPALLINGLY

I admit she is a Philistine, appallingly ignorant, and her taste in art is false.

Their fitness for purposes of vengeance was appallingly complete.

Fortunately Milton's verse is not appallingly great in amount.

That is to say, it was not quite so appallingly smothered in mire and filth as others were.

Appallingly, the apparition spoke, and its voice was like honeyed venom.

It is shown as narrow, with appallingly high vertical walls.

The question was appallingly direct, and Trask's tone was crisp and business-like.

And you must know that in one respect anyhow I am appallingly simple.

The sense of family obligation in the old is appallingly on the wane.

To be sure, he was the most appallingly in earnest lover woman ever had.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened sense of "distasteful" is attested from 1919.

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