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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj horrified stricken with horror
    • ***


  • Paul Klee
    “The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.”
  • Sir John Harvey
    Sir John Harvey
    “It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.”
  • Alexander Herzen
    “I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun, the hand that warned Belshazzar derived its horrifying effect from the want of a body.”


In literature:

Walter Latimer was astonished, horrified and delighted all at once, and vowed that she must see it, and should see it without delay.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
Accustomed as he was to perilous situations, to horrifying sights, the strain upon his nerves was becoming painfully intense.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
In response to the lawyer's horrified realization of the dangerous adjacency of the Reservations, Ma laughed in her gentle, assured manner.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
I was horrified, held there only one single inch from death.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
The clock on the mantel had struck nine, and Jinnie had grown so horrified she dared not sit down.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
For an infinitesimal time, Makun's face reflected horrified comprehension before it melted into shapelessness.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
The thought of King Louis being excommunicated horrified him.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Come, mater, don't look so horrified.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
For a second he listened, horrified.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
If an earthquake had opened in the Woodcote grounds, he could not have looked more horrified.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He was not shocked or horrified.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Its followers spoke of the heathen without, and were horrified at the prevalence of the sin of individualism.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The silence horrified him.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
For this reason I came quite close to the cause of the disturbance before the scene broke upon my horrified gaze.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He admitted that at first the discovery that he was going to live had horrified him.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
The Doctor was horrified.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
He was horrified to realize how heartless and negligent he had been.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
She was horrified, expecting one of those fierce collisions she had heard about.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Horrified, he let the money he had just grasped fall from his hand.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
Horrified, almost paralyzed with terror, Bissula slipped down from the tree.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn

In poetry:

"Dear MRS. P., my only joy,"
Exclaimed the horrified old boy,
"Now, give them up, I beg of you -
You know what I'm referring to!"
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Our boys you are making the slaves for your taking,
A new band is joined to the old;
While the horrified matrons your juvenile patrons
In vain would bring back to the fold.
"To Barine" by Roswell Martin Field
For the great Idea, the idea of perfect and free individuals,
For that idea the bard walks in advance, leader of leaders,
The attitude of him cheers up slaves and horrifies foreign
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
It was sometime before the gutted house could be entered in,
Then to search for the bodies the officers in charge did begin;
And a horrifying spectacle met their gaze,
Which made them stand aghast in a fit of amaze.
"Calamity in London" by William Topaz McGonagall
I swear I dare not shirk any part of myself,
Not any part of America, good or bad,
Not the promulgation of Liberty—not to cheer up slaves and horrify
foreign despots,
Not to build for that which builds for mankind,
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
"Of course I was drugged, and so heavily I did not regain
consciousness until the next morning. I was horrified to
discover that I had been ruined, and for some days I was inconsolable,
and cried like a child to be killed or sent back to my aunt."
"Deceptions" by Philip Larkin

In news:

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo': Horrifying or hilarious.
No, America is horrified by Honey Boo Boo.
Horrifying crash, long ride.
Horrifying testimony heard at burn trial.
Horrifying Zombie Baby Terrorizes the Streets.
Records on Cipriano attack reveal horrifying details: 'I love you just stop, please leave'.
5 Horrifying Facts You Didn't Know About the Space Shuttle.
Grieving another horrifying act of terror.
K Choi on Why the Future Is So Horrifying .
Pronger's injury simply horrifying .
'Apollo' is disturbing, not horrifying .
The Horrifying Neglect Of Kids With Special Needs On School Buses: This Has Got To Stop.
'White Material' tells a woman's horrifying story in postcolonial Africa.
To judge from the backlash, lots of American parents find Amy Chua horrifying.
When someone shoots up a movie theater like what happened in Colorado, we the people are horrified.

In science:

Let us call this graph G (depends on l, sl etc, of course, but it would be horrifying to include that dependence in the notation!).
From random matrices to random analytic functions
The horrifying smallness of the expected quantum-gravity effects, due to the overall suppression by powers of the ratio of the Planck length (Lp ∼ 10−35m) versus the characteristic wavelength of the particles involved in the process, had led to the conviction that experiments could never possibly help.
A perspective on Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
To give you an idea of how tedious terms become, we have included a page of MAPLE output on page 24 as a horrifying example.
Higher order asymptotics for the MSE of the sample median on shrinking neighborhoods
Fig. 2 A horrifying example: (The first two pages of) the expression for (A.44) got from MAPLE; of course, after integration terms get much more treatable, as visible in Theorem 3.2.
Higher order asymptotics for the MSE of the sample median on shrinking neighborhoods