Antonyms for appals

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The word suicide shocks not my ear, appals not my understanding.

And what appals me most of all is that I shrink from going on deck to face it.

The wickedness of London appals me; and yet I am no paragon.

I am singing, doctor, to divert my attention from a sight which appals me.

But it is not the waste of blood that so appals, it's the waste of effort and the waste of heroism.

I do know how dear you are, but it appals me when I think of how little background you have for me.

What appals me is the dreadful, unquestioning innocence with which the thing is done.

There was a touch in it of that faint horror which appals by its very vagueness.

The thought of such a phnomenon cannot well be said to startle the mind:it palsies and appals it.

Her beauty, it appals one, it is so painfully indescribable.