Phrases with "appalled"

Edgar Allan Poe I had not seen him for ten days, and was appalled by the fearful alteration which the brief interval had wrought in him. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Julian Hawthorne It was not that the face was pallid, furrowed, and wasted; it had been all that from the first; but what appalled her was the ghastly expression of the mouth and eyes. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Sinclair Lewis Sergeant McBeaver sprang at the professor, then stood appalled as that slim febrile body, all steel and rubber, slumped in the chair, and his head fell sidewise. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald The absurdities of their requirements appalled her — Did they expect that on an instant’s notice she could put herself in the place of this preposterous and unexplained character? “ . The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Anthony Trollope Simply by addressing them as “Quirites,” instead of “Milites,” he appalled them into obedience. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Robert Louis Stevenson The besiegers, appalled by their own riot and the stillness that had succeeded, stood back a little and peered in. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

Ford Madox Ford She was overwhelmingly appalled because that woman was in a nursing home. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

It hardly moved my compassion—it appalled me: still, I felt reluctant to quit him so. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

He was not of a disposition to recoil from certainty; and yet for a few moments he hesitated to break the sealsappalled by the magnitude of the crisis which he believed to be at hand. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Meredith The idea of his being in a position that suggested his doing so, thrilled him with fits of rage; and it appalled him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The drunken bearers, staggering up the hill and swearing over the coffin, so appalled him that the sight remained branded on his memory and he determined to devote his life to the service of the poor. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

At the beginning the apparent chaos, the general lack of training, the fact that you often had to argue for five minutes before you could get an order obeyed, appalled and infuriated me. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Edgar Allan Poe He is appalled by what lies motionless before him. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Forgive us our trespasses; lead us not into temptation; deliver us from the Evil One! How helpless and appalled we shut our eyes over that awful chasm. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He said he was not appalled by the operation, and during its progress he did not lay aside his usual good-humoured pleasantry. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

The common ideal of human kind appalled the pure and lofty fancies of the boy. Signa by Ouida

He looked around in dismay, and appeared appalled by our numbers. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

The eventuality he had not foreseen had appalled him as a humane man and a fond husband. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

The girl had left the door of the boudoir wide open, and they pulled themselves up sharply upon the threshold of the room, appalled at what they saw. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Charles Dickens Although he did not look very healthyhaving pimples on his face, and a breaking out at his mouth — these dreadful preparations quite appalled me. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

The recollection of his former habits and pursuits, and the view of his present situation, had an effect that appalled more than it amazed me. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Bram Stoker Mimi looked on, appalled and afraid to speak lest she should precipitate some calamity. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Algernon Blackwood The volume of its sound appalled her. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

I felt such an appalled antipathy to the body, that I could scarcely muster courage to pass it. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edgar Allan Poe They seemed utterly appalled by the suddenness and completeness of their discomfiture, and made no efforts at assisting one another. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth Von Arnim Presently she wouldn’t be beautiful, and what then? Scrap didn’t know what then, it appalled her to wonder even. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Yet, when he looked round upon the world as it was, the evil and the misery in it were what seized his attention and appalled his mind. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

He only felt the dead weight of a future that appalled him, being forced on him by the hands that were stretched out to give him blessing. Signa by Ouida

H.P. Lovecraft The perfect identity of the whole with some of my dream-glimpses appalled and unnerved me. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Margaret Oliphant But the sight of the unconscious figure there appalled the confident stranger. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Jack London Half a ton! The enormousness of it appalled him. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

The girl shrank appalled from the sinister light in her stepmother’s gray eyes, as they followed her unceasingly, dogging her footsteps with a hungry and evil gaze. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He was privately appalled by her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The sound of her own violent weeping appalled both herself and Manby. Neither of them had had an idea she had so much, noise in her. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray The hand drops powerless, appalled at the quantity of birch which it must cut and brandish. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

But old Sam, if that were his name, turned and clutched at him, and broke out in a shrill senile wail of passion that appalled Oliver, “I’m dying, I’m dying. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

He foamed at the mouth while she stared at him, appalled by this sudden fury. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The cool logic of his surmise appalled me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Henry James Mrs. Portico was almost appalled at the facility and felicity of it. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

He expired before the record was closed, but not before he had placed my wife’s name in the latter list as the one whose injuries in his dying moments most appalled him. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Mrs. Fyne on her side was simply appalled by the personage, but did not show it outwardly. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Margaret Oliphant There was something in that loveless eagerness of curiosity which appalled Vincent. He got up hastily to his feet, and said he had something to do and must go away. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Henry James He stood almost appalled for a moment, as he said to himself that she would take her up and the girl would be ruined, would force her note and become a screamer. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Lesbia sat like a statue, numbed by despair, appalled at the idea of owing over two thousand pounds. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Steady-going churchmen were appalled and outraged when they saw Newman, in Tract No. 90, performing this operation. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Wolfe Even as they stared appalled and horror-stricken at that fatally curtained compartment, the lock clicked sharply, the door was opened and closed quickly, and an official came out. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Those unwillingly spoken, definite words, with all their hideous significance, appalled him. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Just as she was going to answer, as if warning her of the fatal step she was about to take, a low roll of thunder broke on their ears, and Kitty shrank back appalled from her lover’s embrace. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy As soon as she could reflect it appalled her, this change in their relative platforms. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Algernon Blackwood Even in thought it appalled him. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Andrew Lang In Martin Chuzzlewit, when Jonas finds that Nadgett has been the watcher, Dickens writes, “The dead man might have come out of his grave and not confounded and appalled him so. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

Click-click, click-click! The awful, mechanical emptiness of it appalled him. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

The darkness, too, appalled him. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

The terrible consequences which might now ensue appalled him. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

M. P. Shiel I sent up the melody, and with it my soul, hoping for her face at the window: when a sudden consciousness of danger, a sense of some luminous descending mass, appalled me. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Consciousness of the guilty business on which He was employed appalled his heart, and rendered it more timid than a Woman’s. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Then this Colusa young man unto the appalled Professor thus: “Ther ain’t no good place yer in Kerloosy fur fittin’ out serpence to be subtler than all the beasts o’ the field. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Arthur Machen But on that bright morning neither the dreadful street nor those who moved about it appalled him. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Arthur Machen It appalled me, not only by its horror, but here again by the discrepancy between its terms. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Then, when everyone was standing speechless and appalled at the double tragedy that had occurred, the great bell in the belfry began to toll. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It appalled her, nevertheless, to discern here, again, a shadowy reflection of the evil that had existed in herself. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

D. H. Lawrence But the sordid insignificance of the experience appalled him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

His face was very white: he had a scared, appalled look in his eyes, and he hardly spoke. Signa by Ouida

The Lugareños, appalled at what had happened, shouted most pitifully. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The change, which he alone could understand, which he alone was responsible for, appalled him. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Melmoth himself felt confounded — appalled he could not feel. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

I was so confoundedly nervous that even ‘a harmless, necessary cat’ appalled me, and I clapped my door, as if against an evil spirit. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Very soon he became too appalled to even try to protest. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Charles Dickens The first four days of his endurance were days so long and heavy, that he began to be appalled by the prospect before him. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Meanwhile I went off and wandered towards the Randolph Street bridge and there saw a scene that appalled me. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

I can never forget the look that Uncle Silas fixed on me as he cowered, seemingly as appalled as I. I think I must have looked like a phantom newly risen from the grave. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Abraham Merri She was afraid — appalled by that six-thousand-year-wide abyss between the life she had known and his. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Algernon Blackwood The liberation of its life appalled him. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Her vacant look, her lifeless posture, appalled him; it was as one who gazed on the Medusa’s head, and felt, without a struggle, the human being gradually harden to the statue. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Sinclair Lewis But the conversation appalled him. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle They appalled and yet fascinated me. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Maurice and the abbe remained alone in the drawing-room, silent and appalled by horrible forebodings. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Walter Scott Farewell — thy danger be on thine own head!” She departed, leaving Rose strangely agitated by what had passed, and somewhat appalled at her last words. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

As he gazed upon the overwhelming beauty around him, he thought of ‘moral evil’, and was appalled by the contrast. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

She moved this way and that, stepped back, fancied herself screaming at it, and was appalled by the unbroken stillness of the night. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle She’s the one to make the fur fly! Away with you, I say!” Poor Kate, appalled by the possibility of making a new enemy, turned and retraced her steps slowly and sadly up the avenue. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Far from recalling with renewed affright the remembrance of the apparition that had so appalled him, the recollection only served to kindle and concentrate his curiosity into a burning focus. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Virginia Woolf The prospect of the future, now that the strength of his passion was revealed to him, appalled him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

I had the feeling of appalled horror suddenly invading my sleep; a vast voice seemed to be exclaiming: “Tell me where she is!” I looked at the glowing horn of a lanthorn. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

We are stricken by terror, appalled by awe, but seldom softened into sadness. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Sinclair Lewis But now I’m becoming a quarter free, and I’m appalled to see that I don’t find Jesus an especially admirable character! “He is picturesque. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy The war, he says, will be over by January. He is appalled by our losses. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

When you take up a Sunday paper”—I shuddered, and my friend smiled intelligence—“you are simply appalled at the miles of announcements of all sorts. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence The thought of having to pack and take a train to Milan appalled him; it would mean such an effort of will. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle He pushed open a half-closed door, and we both stood appalled at the sight before us. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Margaret Oliphant She gave him an appalled look, and uttered a little cry. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Anthony Trollope Mr. O’Malley, who had been standing, instantly sat down, as if appalled by the suddenness of the event. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Charles Dudley Warner I feel almost appalled by such success, and fearful that it cannot be real, or that it is not fully merited, or that I shall not act up to the expectations that may be formed. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

The utter and complete hopelessness of the position appalled me for a moment. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The stupidity of the phrase appalled me while I was trying to finish it, but the power of sentences has nothing to do with their sense or the logic of their construction. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

At first, indeed, she was appalled by the little Princess’s outbursts of temper; never in her life, she declared, had she seen such a passionate and naughty child. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

As he walked through Hatherton he was looking into a shop window listlessly, when he distinctly saw, reflected in the plate glass, that which appalled him so that he thought he should have fainted. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells But I was so horribly alone, and even to clamber down into the darkness of the well appalled me. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

The prospect that would have appalled him a month back now almost exhilarated him. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Rafael Sabatini The crew stood in appalled silence, daring to make no movement that might precipitate their end. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Sigmund Freud The honest man does not commit a dishonouring crime even in his dreams, or, if he does, he is appalled by it as by something foreign to his nature. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

At this time (October, 1848) the whole British island is appalled by a new chapter in the history of poisoning. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Jack London El–Soo was somewhat appalled by him. Lost Face by Jack London

Radclyffe Hall She had not meant to pull it so hard, and was appalled at the clanging that followed. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Meredith The false course she had taken through sophistical cowardice appalled the girl; she was lost. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Virginia Woolf The suffering implied by the tone appalled her. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Andrew Lang For some minutes the silence and darkness so appalled him that he stood where he was, not daring to advance one step. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Such unclothed loveliness must have appalled the modest goddess. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle The man winced away for an instant, appalled by this sudden blaze of passion. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

H. G. Wells You must figure an appalled couple caught dismally in a swing. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Meredith Colney helped her now and then to step the trifle beyond her stride, but if he was humorous, she forgave; and if together they appalled the decorous, it was great gain. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Hope Again the other ruffians shrank back, appalled by the sudden ruthless decision of the act. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope