Phrases with "horror"

Henry Adams During a million or two of years, every generation in turn had toiled with endless agony to attain and apply power, all the while betraying the deepest alarm and horror at the power they created. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

His horror of a criminal did not in the least dispose him to active co-operation with the law. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence The horror of the brick buildings, of the tram-car, of the ashen-grey people in the street made him reeling and blind as if drunk. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Intense horror raised my hair on end. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Andrew Lang So she thought the best thing she could do was to bring him up with a horror of women; and, to her great delight, she saw this dislike only increased as he grew older. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

But they were not yet done with the shore and the horror of the yellow flag. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Isabella Bird They call them “faintings,” and have no horror of them. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Ford Madox Ford But it was the horror of there being more such obligations. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Virginia Woolf Thus, in the letters to Stevenson abroad we hear behind everything else a brooding murmur of amazement and horror at the notion of living with savages. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

The storm’s at the burstin’!” “Storm!” said Gourlay. He had a horror of lightning since the day of his birth. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

George MacDonald The horror in her face made me tremble lest her eyes should open, and the sight of them overwhelm me. Lilith by George MacDonald

This man had not much wrong with him, but in most of the other beds within my angle of vision some squalid tragedy or some plain horror was being enacted. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But a man who can feel horror at such a thing as this is a prig in religion. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Andrew Lang At midnight she heard to her great horror some one coming along the passage, and in a minute her door was flung wide open and a troop of strange beings entered the room. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Kate Chopin She was a high-spirited girl full of conceits as she is now, and in her exaggerated way became filled with horror of what she called the mésalliance I had made. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Anthony Trollope The horror which was expressed to me at the evil thing I had done, in giving the girl to the tailor, was the strongest testimony I could receive of the merits of the story. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

D. H. Lawrence William, who was a tall lad for his years, but very sensitive, had gone pale, and was looking in a sort of horror at his father. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins The silence was as breathless as ever, but the horror of it had gone, and the solemn mystery of its stillness was all that remained. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Then horror fell on me, and I rose, but stood rooted there, shaking from head to foot. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Charles Kingsley All Europe stood aghast: but rather with astonishment at English audacity, than with horror at English wickedness. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

I felt the horror of the business none the less because it seemed also partly unreal; it had the fantastic grimness of a nightmare. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H. P. Lovecraf In the end horror overtakes her in a manner deftly prefigured by an anecdote in the prologue, but she poisons herself in time. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

John Polidori Night passed on without rest to the busy inmates of the house; and Aubrey heard, with a horror that may more easily be conceived than described, the notes of busy preparation. The Vampyre by John Polidori

Edgar Allan Poe Stalking across the room I cast a glance of contempt at the belligerents, and throwing open the sash to their extreme horror and disappointment, precipitated myself, very dexterously, from the window. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle That is the legend of the Lord of the Dark Face. It would explain why his house is still a thing of horror to these poor people and why they dread that we should go near it. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle How came the villain to be taken?” “Why, as to that, he became more than his own comrades could abide, and they took such a horror of him that they would not have him on the ship. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Then, after a while, a sort of horror would come into his eyes, as though he had done an awful thing, he would sit silent among them, then leave them and go to her. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Abraham Merri Marakinoff glanced at me and as his gaze shifted from O’Keefe, I saw a flame of rage and horror blaze up in the latter’s eyes. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Ford Madox Ford That remained to him — and the horror and loathing he had felt at the episode: as if it had caused him personal deterioration. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

George Meredith The whistle of the engine and rush of the scenery set her imagination anew upon the horror of being motionless. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope The Baroness Banmann held up her hands in horror when she heard the tale, and declared the Church to be one grand bêtise. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Dear, fling this horror from you and trample on it, and leave men, and cling to God. I have some great‐ ness. Signa by Ouida

Andrew Lang Just then the oil-seller awoke; but instead of finding himself in the midst of a forest, he was amazed to behold nothing but waste shore and wide sea, and was dumb with horror and astonishment. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A cold breath of horror crept from his brain to his heel, as he turned about and saw the large, blanched features and glassy eyes of Uncle Lorne bent over him. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson And of the frozen horror that seized me when I saw that I can give no idea in words. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

Mark Twain Oh! horror what would he have done? “Eat him!” Such was the awful sentence that thundered from his lips. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope Blood-thirstiness was a passion unknown to him; but that tenderness which with us creates a horror of blood was equally unknown. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

My thoughts for the rest of that night were full of horror and bewilderment. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

But now, as the Korean shore, receding into darkness, grew dimmer and dimmer, fear subsided and grew vague as the half-forgotten memory of horror in a dream. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Olaf Stapledon Dismay, terror, horror many a time seized us as we witnessed these huge disasters. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Hope He was wearied out by strain and excitement, his wounded arm pained him greatly, and he was full of horror and remorse at the event which happened unknown to him the night before. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

E. F. Benson Then with a yell of panic, and warding off this horror with his hands, the medium sprang up, but It had already caught hold, and for the moment he could not get free. The Thing in the Hall by E. F. Benson [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle To my horror I perceived that the yellow blossoms were all dabbled with crimson. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Andrew Lang And as if this were not enough, I have the horror of feeling that she probably loves another. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His mind was singly occupied in contemplating the horror of the circumstances in which he sat. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry Fielding The horror of this is not to be adequately described to those who have never seen the like. Amelia by Henry Fielding

E. F. Benson But my horror was not based on the information of what happened to those men whom these creatures caught, it was due only to my proximity to a thing so human and so infernal. The Horror-Horn by E. F. Benson

Anthony Trollope The reader’s hair stands almost on end in horror at the wickedness of the two wretches — at her desire for money, sheer money; and his for wickedness, sheer wickedness. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Kate Chopin She had clasped her hands spasmodically together, at Grégoire’s words, trembling with horror of what must be their meaning. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Anthony Trollope And again, when he spoke with horror of Rowan’s intention of setting up an opposition brewery, his horror was conscientious. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant It is a horror to me; and then if all that is true——How is it possible that one man should lord it over an entire race for so long? Did you ever hear of a similar case? Oh! don’t go away. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft I have tried to hint what it was in order to postpone the horror of writing it down baldly. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Abraham Merri To me from him pulsed a thrill of horror — but horror tinged with an unfamiliar, an infernal joy. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Henry Kingsley He had a horror of parting from all he had known so long, formally. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

D. H. Lawrence The horror of not-being possessed him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Frederick Marryat Mr Heatherstone came out half dressed, and with horror on his countenance. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Jack London And thereafter, in the orgy of horror that raged through the succeeding hours, I was able to take a calm interest. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

There are depths of horror in that thought. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The horror came on him that he had been misled. Signa by Ouida

Arthur Machen The fear of a mad bull is quite distinct from the horror with which most people look upon a viper; it was the latter feeling which made Meyrick’s life a burden to him. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins A cry of horror burst from Natalie. The voice outside — rising wildly, then suddenly dying away again — was not entirely strange to her ears. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle This brutal preliminary seemed to shadow forth some strange and inexplicable horror in the background. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

These from their caverns, at the close of night, Fill the sad isle with horror and affright. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Marjorie Bowen Used to scenes of horror as they were, the cavalcade that had just passed them seemed, even to their half hearts, to have chilled the sunlight with its terror. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

All at once over that man’s face there came an expression of horror and incredulity, as though he had seen a crack open out in the firmament. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

A great dull tumult of horror was on him. Signa by Ouida

Was it shame? Was there not a shade of horror in it? “I have not slept,” said he. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It was a weary long way to St. James’s Park on foot; and the young mother had a horror of omnibuses — in which she supposed smallpox and fever to be continually raging. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Charles Dickens These represent the martyrdoms of saints and early Christians; and such a panorama of horror and butchery no man could imagine in his sleep, though he were to eat a whole pig raw, for supper. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

And a feeling of horror ascended from her knees to her shoulders at the thought of seeing herself lugged along in the old fellow’s arms, all stiff and her face as white as a china plate. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Peyrol, enjoying the sensation of some sort of craft under his feet, indulged in no images of horror connected with that desolate tartane. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

There was scarcely time to experience a thrill of horror before we saw that the little wretch was safe. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Robert Louis Stevenson Sleep closed on her, at first with a horror of fainting, but when she ceased to struggle, kindly embracing her. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens Then he struck twice, and then thrice, and then threw down the axe, and cried out in a voice of horror that he could not finish that work. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Rudyard Kipling The horror of famine up there in the great cold is not so much dying, as dying in the dark. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Charles Dickens Some fell on the floor; but some, horror and anguish! fell into the sleeves of my overcoat. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Andrew Lang Imagine with what surprise and horror she felt all of a sudden that something was growing out of her forehead. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

What mines of horror yet remain untouched for writers of the future, it would be hard to say, yet we do not fear for the exhaustion of the type. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry James She is overwhelmed with horror at her own words; she is absolutely distracted and prostrate. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

I had sagacity enough to discover that the unnatural hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those who had formerly beheld me. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Arthur Machen The parents, he said, had undoubtedly died of grief and horror caused by the terrible death of their daughter, and by what had gone before that death. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

M. R. James What was their horror upon observing the form of their beloved and respected master lying upon the landing of the principal staircase in an attitude which inspired the gravest fears. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

H.P. Lovecraft Memory seemed to pick itself up where it had left off, and the horror of the sight that had prostrated him burst in upon him again. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Abraham Merri Abruptly, a horror filled McKay. Not of this fair woman, not of her jubilant sisters — but of himself. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Algernon Blackwood My present point of view may be imagined — the ghastliness and terror, even the horror of it — but at the time I faced it otherwise, regarding the possibility with a kind of reverent wonder only. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Edith Wharton At first glance it was impossible to say if the unspeakable horror in her wide-open eyes were only the reflection of that change, or of the agent by whom it had come. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

George Meredith Women with brains, moreover, are all heartless: they have no pity for distress, no horror of catastrophes, no joy in the happiness of the deserving. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I turned towards Strahan. He was at the threshold, speaking in a low voice to the subordinate policeman, and there was an expression of amazement and horror in his countenance. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

H.P. Lovecraft With the reading of that letter my public debating about the Vermont horror permanently ended. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Rafael Sabatini Rosamund’s weary eyes quickened to horror as she watched her — a horror prompted as much by the fate awaiting that poor child as by the undignified fury of the futile battle she waged against it. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Sir Walter Scott She turned her eyes fearfully towards the door, almost as if she expected some sounds of horror to be heard, or some sight of fear to display itself. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Thomas Hardy The failure to find another lodging, and the lack of room in this house for his father, had made a deep impression on the boy — a brooding undemonstrative horror seemed to have seized him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Virginia Woolf Everything must be done to rebuke the horror of deformity. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

In that awful stillness, in that sudden lull in the madness of the hurricane, death had a horror which it never wore in the riot of the battlefield, in the intoxication of the slaughter. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Walter Scott One circumstance of horror remains to be added and accounted for, and we willingly leave the rest of the scene to the imagination of the reader. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Arthur Machen Be it remembered that my horror at the sight of Kensal Green Cemetery was due to this, that, odd as it may seem to townsfolk, I had never seen a cemetery before. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Mary Webb Once more as she came down with a more and more lagging step, the same horror came over her. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Olaf Stapledon He feels in the hearts of all these invaders a deep, crushed-down horror of warfare, and a longing for the ways of peace. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

The essential horror of army life (whoever has been a soldier will know what I mean by the essential horror of army life) is barely affected by the nature of the war you happen to be fighting in. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

H.P. Lovecraft And I thought of the tales of the modern blackfellows, wherein the horror of great winds and nameless subterrene ruins was dwelt upon. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

I have seen my father’s eyes fixed upon me in horror and alarm. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Stay; not the horror itself, but the dread of it. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Not by Tai Fu. With him she had had no dealings since the one night of horror she had spent under his roof. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

E. F. Benson He tried the edge once or twice on his thumb-nail, and then to my horror I saw him trying it on his throat. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

Henry James My silence is a part of the crime and the cruelty I shall live to be a horror to myself. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Jules Verne I overcame the horror that inspired me, and, taking a pencil, began to draw it. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

David Hume For as nature does nothing in vain, she would never give us a horror against an impossible event. Of the Immortality of the Soul by David Hume [1777]

Wilkie Collins My horror of him is such, that nothing Sir Percival could say and no letters my uncle could write, would induce me, if I had only my own feelings to consult, to eat, drink, or sleep under his roof. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The figure moved a step forward; and then, turning its head in the direction of the boy — to his infinite horrorappeared to hesitate. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope This is spoken of with no horror by Cicero, nor, as far as I can remember, by other Roman writers. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Virginia Woolf His face expressed horror and indignation. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

At any rate so Sandy thought, for to my horror I saw him scramble to his feet from behind a clump of Arctic willows. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

The looseness of Wergeland’s style, its frothy abundance, its digressions and parentheses, its slipshod violence, would be to Ibsen so many beacons of warning, to be viewed with horror and alarm. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

H.P. Lovecraft That same night saw the beginning of the second Arkham horror — the horror that to me eclipsed the plague itself. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

H.P. Lovecraft In the supreme horror of that second I forgot what had horrified me, and the burst of black memory vanished in a chaos of echoing images. The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

And now, as this impression grew on me — now came, at last, horror, horror to a degree that no words can convey. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

T. E. Lawrence He had found an Arab prizing open the case and had cried ‘pigs’ bones’ at him in horror when the contents came to light. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edgar Allan Poe Blood was its Avatar and its seal — the redness and the horror of blood. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

That it was partly for her sake only increased her horror sevenfold. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Impossible. I have a horror of myself. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

To my horror the rifle did not go off. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

With horror he saw that the something had once been a man. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Caroline Lamb Her face was scarce paler than usual; but there was a look of horror in her countenance, which disturbed its natural expression. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Know that thou CANST deliver thyself from those livid eyes — know that, while they haunt, they cannot harm, if thou resistest the thoughts to which they tempt, and the horror they engender. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Wilkie Collins I looked at her, and saw in the white, wan, death-like face the face of the woman I loved! For a moment the horror of the discovery turned me faint and giddy. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Marjorie Bowen And what added a deeper edge of horror to his conduct was that he had been an ordained clergyman. The Bishop of Hell by Marjorie Bowen

Surely life and its turmoils seemed faded to a distant and futile murmur, and the horror of the void seemed there but a vain imagination, under the heavy sweetness of that chamber. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Wilkie Collins The horror of the coming discovery had laid its paralyzing hold on his mind. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I have not much patience, I hate to have my liberty interfered with, and I have a horror of family jars. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a horror in her heart, all around her, which no tears could lighten. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

D. H. Lawrence He had a horror of the little creeping birds. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

I saw his glare of incredulous awe change, suddenly, to horror and despair. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Morgan Robertson Every face, from the captain’s down, wore a look of horror and expectancy. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Arthur Conan Doyle I think I could show you the very paving-stone upon which I stood when my eyes fell upon the placard, and a pang of horror passed through my very soul. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle Nothing had been stolen or disarranged, and there is absolutely no explanation of what the horror can be which has frightened a woman to death and two strong men out of their senses. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle My limbs ached, my chest heaved, I felt that my throat would burst for want of air, and yet with that horror behind me I ran and I ran and ran. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

H.P. Lovecraft He must have been amused by the start of horror I gave at hearing a cosmic voyage on my part proposed, for his head wabbled violently when I showed my fear. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Then at the sight of that familiar figure, the bent head, the honoured gray hairs, all the horror of the scene in the verandah flashed back upon her. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

There was no need for her to assume any expression of horror and surprise, for she was now undoubtedly expressing both these emotions. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Olaf Stapledon The spirit of Man, peering through the sombre minds of those defeated citizens, reviews their plight with horror and with pity. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon In the Freudian view, the depth and intensity of moral experience, both the horror of guilt and the passionate aspiration for moral purity, must be traced to the infant's relations with its parents. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anthony Trollope The very thought of it filled Mark’s soul with horror and dismay. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett The placidity of existence had been agreeably disturbed (yes, agreeably, in spite of horror at the attack on Mr. Scales’s elbow) by an adventure. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Edmund Burke They see with horror and alarm that enormous and shameless act of proscription. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Edgar Allan Poe Now and then, alas, the conscience of man takes up a burden so heavy in horror that it can be thrown down only into the grave. The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe [1840]

Mark Twain I said I would never endure that horror again; that I would never again look into the grave of any one dear to me. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Sir Walter Scott But you shall know him this blessed moment, and shall learn to hold yourself in horror for the enormities you have uttered. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

They died, and the dead were carried out of the little houses, and others sent to live in them-a superstitious people with a horror of the dead, there they too died. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

George Meredith Interjecting half-formed phrases, and now and then staring at Emilia, as at an incomprehensible object, he worked at his hair till it lent him the look of one in horror at an apparition. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft It was everywhere — a gelatin — a slime yet it had shapes, a thousand shapes of horror beyond all memory. The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

I was numb and speechless with the horror of it all. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H.P. Lovecraft This is no common case — it is a madness out of time and a horror from beyond the spheres which no police or lawyers or courts or alienists could ever fathom or grapple with. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

George Gissing I think the man I shall marry will be rather old; yes, notwithstanding your horror at such an idea; I think he must be oldish. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

It was a frightful sight to behold innocent young creatures, in the gay morning of existence, thus seized upon, horror struck, and rendered feeble and enervated for ever. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Anthony Trollope Then tidings of horror accumulated itself upon her and her baby. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing The child all but fainted with the sickness of horror as she turned the handle of the other door and began to grope her way. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Marjorie Bowen Sir Nicholas presently rolled after them to see the horror and shriekings for grace there would be, when the dead man threw aside his shroud and sat up. Kecksies by Marjorie Bowen

H.P. Lovecraft I have said that Danforth refused to tell me what final horror made him scream out so insanely — a horror which, I feel sadly sure, is mainly responsible for his present breakdown. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Jules Verne A plague the man had been to us in his life; in his death he was now of no service! And now, perhaps, still more than ever, did the horror of our situation stare us in the face. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Then he remembered the vessel, whose flashing guns had shed a human ray on the unearthly horror of the black hurricane. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Andrew Lang The third, The Dead Man’s Dance, combines the horror of the ballads of Lizzy Wan and The Bonny Hind, with that of the Romaic ballad, in English, The Suffolk Miracle (Child, No. 272). Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Sinclair Lewis All through each class, he was enormously busy not looking at her, and thinking of the coming horror of her reproach. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

William Morris So I loosed her fingers from the cloth, shuddering with horror the while, and drew myself away from her and stood a little aloof, wondering what should happen next. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Not all the horror that had been revealed to her could change her love to hate or scorn. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I can hardly believe that a being of such superior intelligence could be governed by any such horror of man’s inevitable end. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

He had a horror of being made love to by women, although he liked their company, for he adored gossip. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins To my horror I suddenly ceased to see her. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

William Godwin It is true, there must always have been a horror of secret arts, especially of such as were of a maleficent nature. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Matilda passed a night of restlessness and agitation: her mind was harassed by contending passions, and her whole soul wound up to deeds of horror and wickedness. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Edgar Allan Poe We shrunk within ourselves in the extremity of horror at the sound. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

His head fell forward again into the same position, and I saw with horror that I had left two bloody fingermarks upon the gray shade of his sleeping-cap. My Fascinating Friend by William Archer

Florence Dixie He raised his eyes, his arm dropped to his side, a look of horror overspread his face, his lips parted, but they uttered no sound. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

And ye canna get away though ye fecht and fleech, and bye and bye ye’re fair mad wi’ horror and choking and the feel o’ thae awfu’ things. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

William Hope Hodgson Yet, mayhaps, you do share with us the utter horror and distress that those horrid Men did cast about the heart, and so have a kindly understanding of our fear. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins The horror of the situation overpowered him: he turned his face away from us. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Andrew Lang Her cry of horror brought her youngest brother to her, and, unable to speak, she held out the knife! ‘I will go,’ he said. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ann Radcliffe He was conveyed into the castle, where the horror of the Countess on seeing him borne into the hall, may be easily imagined. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

T. E. Lawrence They were in horror of the Turks returning, ready to do all in their physical capacity to support against them a leader with fighting intention. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Wilkie Collins I have always heard that truly wise men are truly good men, and have a horror of crime. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle I conceived a horror of the man. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

The alarm was sounded, trumpets brayed, drums rolled; the great bronze bell swung in horror from its lofty belfry. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Just as this laudable resolution was formed, they were roused by cries of horror and agony from the bridal-chamber, where the young pair had retired. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

D. H. Lawrence In the same way the cemetery had a fascination of horror for him — as, she noticed, for most of the natives. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson That horror I knew was not wholly due to the self-coined nightmare of my brain; it was the horror of expectancy more than of retrospect. The China Bowl by E. F. Benson

Wilkie Collins His wife discovered him — not I. No words can describe my astonishment and my horror when the first outbreak of her indignation forced on me the knowledge of the truth. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

M. R. James I can tell you after a fashion what it was that gave us — well, almost a horror of the place when we were alone. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had seen men who had been killed in a fight, he had been in some rough places at one time, but he had never felt anything like the horror that the sight of that frail plead body had caused him. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Mrs. Rebell continued: “I have never felt any horror of the sick and maimed, and I am not given to notice, with any repugnance, physical deformity. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Gaston Leroux He was stifled with the horror that he glimpsed, that he almost touched, although that door remained closed. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He could not but see the looks of horror which the women exchanged as he approached it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The horror of such a moment is never fully realized till afterward. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Then, as there are no signs of any blood about and we know Hellingsby has a horror of blood, you would infer that he had flung something round her neck and then went on to strangle her. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

No! At this very day, recalling the horror and compassion of my childhood, I ask myself whether I am right in disclosing to a cold and fastidious world that awful episode in the family history. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Tobias Smolle My horror was then inconceivable; and had not the desire of revenge diverted the resolution, I should infallibly have put an end to my miserable life. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Leslie Stephen After Swift—the terrible humourist of whom we can hardly think without a mixture of horror and compassion—the chief members were Atterbury, Arbuthnot, Gay, Parnell, and Pope himself. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Willa Cather The horror was that it had not come from without, but from within. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

The chill of horror stole over him. The Vision of Tom Chuff by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling Observe the virtuous horror of the lions!’ ‘You may as well explain,’ said Torpenhow, and Dick lifted his head from the paper. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope Madame Staubach found that the burgomaster was quite prepared to advocate the Steinmarc marriage, being instigated thereto apparently by his civic horror at Valcarm’s crimes. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

George Gissing So for a few more minutes he endured the horror of that unbroken yell. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]