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noun as in nasty person

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She challenges the notion that wetlands are purely unpleasant or disturbing — think Shrek’s swamp, where only an ogre would want to live, or the Swamps of Sadness in The Neverending Story that swallow up Atreyu’s horse.

Storm in sky and sea matches human passions and conflict; waves grind boulders “with ogre anger.”

His demeanor won him the nickname “ogre of Avetrana” because of his dirty fingernails and soiled clothing.

When the new installment of Shrek opened this past weekend, audiences flocked for another fix of Ogre and Donkey.

A few more Abbe de Pradits, a few more newspaper articles, and from being an emperor, Napoleon would have turned into an ogre.

And I understood how it had come to pass that our hulking old ogre had fallen in love with her so desperately.

And we left our nervous ogre and our poor little elf to fight out between themselves whatever battle they had to fight.

There she silently wept herself to sleep and her dreams were filled with visions of that dreadful ogre, Bonaparte.

The catch is often very good, and the boats come back to the huts laden with the ogre fish, destined to be eaten in their turn!


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ogre, such as: beast, giant, hulk, monster, monstrosity, and specter.

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