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Besides, Schalke’s awful season heightened the need to introduce fresh talent.

There’s a lot of stuff that is lawful, but awful, and the government can’t regulate that away with or without Section 230.

That’s down from about 55,000 a year ago — but it’s still an awful lot of people.

All it takes is one person dropping in on you to generate awful thoughts about humankind.

While the reduction in numbers is a big improvement over a packed venue, Swartzberg says, “It’s still an awful lot of people to bring into a stadium.”

Yes, we do typically do better than Europe (and Canada, too, which is frequently awful on this score).

The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.

However, not all awful, astoundingly dumb political memes are created equal.

I lost my mother five years ago… she was only 68, so that was pretty awful.

The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.

But when you are there, the awful secret of conspiracy will not be revealed in caverns, dungeons, and darkness.

I begged him to come down here, but he wouldn't—says that his hand is no longer steady enough to hold a gun—it's awful!

It burst upon them ere long with awful fury and grandeur, the elements warring with incredible vehemence.

"I declare, wife, that was an awful accident over to the mills," said Mr. Slocum.

Bubby, why don't you go home and have your mother sew up that awful hole in your trowsers?


On this page you'll find 129 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to awful, such as: appalling, atrocious, depressing, dire, disgusting, and distressing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.