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However, at $108 per year, HereAfter services could quickly add up if you do some ghoulish back-of-the-envelope math on lifetime costs.

Back in Washington, the results are likely to bring their own ghoulish realities.

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Assam, the setting for his ghoulish death dance on the body of a Muslim, is where this construct of the Muslim as the unwanted, dangerous outsider has been honed and mainstreamed.

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So many of the disasters—and it’s hard to call them “natural disasters” anymore—are record-breaking and defying historic norms in ghoulish ways.

And in the summer months, when shootings soar, the city can be a ghoulish playground for those interested in the macabre.

Yesterday afternoon, the "NRA Women" Twitter account sent out a simple and yet ghoulish message to its followers.

Other attempts to bring cult favorites back from the dead have had more ghoulish results.

Typical of most old cemeteries, eerie carved-stone Angels of Death and other ghoulish figures adorn many of the tombstones.

They cast a ghoulish light on this roughly 8-by-10-foot room, where the family of eight struggles to survive.

Such was their appearance; mournful, ghoulish, yet human and warm in a repressed, frustrated way.

So he had devised a ghoulish and crafty punishment, which, the more he pondered it, the more subtle and effective did it appear.

To French readers this scene may seem a ghoulish farce: English humour accepts it from Norwegian humour without demur.

Seen as I had seen it, it was a ghoulish-looking place—as weird as a Paris catacomb—but then daylight makes all the difference.

So once again the phantom rider had brought its grisly message—played its ghoulish rôle.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ghoulish, such as: cruel, demonic, devilish, eerie, frightening, and ghastly.

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