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While the firing was in progress I saw a sight that in all of my subsequent experiences was not equalled in shockingness.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "offensive," present participle adjective from shock (v.1). From 1704 as "causing a jolt of indignation, horror, etc.;" from 1798 as "so bad as to be shocking." Related: Shockingly. Shocking pink introduced February 1937 by Italian-born fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

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