To turn the stomach of

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To turn the stomach of to nauseate; to sicken.
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Usage

In literature:

The idea of having killed a man with such an instrument as half a pair of scissors seemed to turn my stomach.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But now that was savory to me that one would think was enough to turn the stomach of a brute creature.
"Captivity and Restoration" by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Some of them stood still, as though turned to clay, until they fell with half the length of a bayonet through their stomachs.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
The sight of the manner in which the meals were served were enough to turn our stomach.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
It was closer to a stench, and one ripe enough to turn the stomach of an off-worlder.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
It was no wonder that the stomachs of the girls threatened to turn inside out.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
His stomach turned to a hard ball under the flow of panic that surged through all his nerves.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
The idea of having killed a man with such an instrument as half a pair of scissors seemed to turn my stomach.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I had intended to work with the Democratic party, but I am free to state that your account of it has turned my stomach.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Did your stomach pain you when the sheriff came to turn you out of house and home?
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
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In poetry:

"My breath is as sweet as the breath of blown roses,
While you are a nuisance where'er you appear;
There is nothing but snivelling and blowing of noses,
Such a noise as turns any man's stomach to hear."
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, Rector Of St. Mary Woolnoth" by William Cowper

In news:

Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice.
Saltwater fishery officials are reporting a resurgence of a mysterious condition that's bound to turn the stomachs of anglers -- mushy halibut syndrome.
Take the case of "The Woman," a new horror movie from the same company that several years ago came to Muskegon and made "Offspring," a bloody modern-day cannibal flick that turned heads and stomachs.
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