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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATROCIOUSLY

As if that were not wild enough, they mispronounce it atrociously.

I have always had a kindly feeling for him, though I feel that he used me atrociously.

I did not know how soon and how atrociously my belief was to be justified.

Well, your French accent is so atrociously bad, I don't wonder!

He could see him leaning over the balustrade and smiling at him atrociously.

I never heard any one, even a child of ten, read so atrociously.

Esther, that is a charming emerald you are wearing but it is atrociously set.

That they played it atrociously out of tune is unimportant to the issue.

I have been atrociously injured; I have killed—I deserve death, but that is all.

Scotch notes are so atrociously filthy, and gold is too heavy for the pocket.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from stem of Latin atrox "fierce, savage, cruel" (see atrocity) + -ous. Colloquial sense "very bad" is late 19c. Related: Atrociously; atrociousness.

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