• WordNet 3.6
    • adj god-awful very unpleasant "hellish weather","stop that god-awful racket"
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.”


In literature:

God forgive me, Dora, isn't it awful?
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
It is only God who can bear the awful light of omniscience and of omnipresence.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
How can this awful matter of my guilt in the sight of that God, the confessed and only source of thy "good," be settled?
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
The dead man's secret lay between them, buried under God's awful seal.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Oh, God, this is awful!
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Aye, it has served both God and Mammon, and paid the awful penalty!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It was about like this: 'God, here's my friend, Charley; he's in an awful fix.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
My God, that is an awful hole, Martin!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Oh, Laura, God, it was awful.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
O God, there it was, that awful question.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig

In poetry:

Know that his kingdom is supreme,
Your lofty thoughts are vain;
He calls you gods, that awful name,
But ye must die like men.
"Hymn 115" by Isaac Watts
Aw know her heead wor bad last neet,
When putting us to bed;
Shoo said, 'God bless yo, little things!'
An that wor all shoo sed.
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
O Thou, Who for the awful fight
With more than mortal will and might
Hast ever armed the sons of light:
GOD the SPIRIT, hear us.
"Confirmation Litany Hymn" by Samuel John Stone
God! the eternal, awful name
That the whole heav'nly army fears,
That shakes the wide creation's frame,
And Satan trembles when he hears.
"Hymn 27" by Isaac Watts
That wraps the Earth, and Sea, and Sky--
The Storm-fiend's wild, terrific cry--
The Earth-quake's shock--proclaim on high,
"An awful God!"
"There Is A God" by James Avis Bartley
Oh! it was an awful sight
To see them struggling with all their might,
And Imploring God their lives to save
From a merciless watery grave.
"The Wreck of the 'Thomas Dryden' in Pentland Firth" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Maverick Theater resurrects the god-awful 1959 Ed Wood movie – and lays on the merciless mockery.
Everyone is guilty of falling in with the "Sheeple" of their time and dressing in god awful ways.
Those god-awful horns that sound like a swarm of killer bees.
Rock of Ages Posits Tom Cruise as a Hair-Metal God and Hair-Metal as Something Un-Awful.
Kansas fans parody god-awful 'We are Mizzou' video.
Disagreeable federal workers would be reassigned to 'some really God-awful place' (video).
Better Than that God Awful Friday song.
Obviously I have heard people sing it whether it be very good or god awful.
1993 – In OPRAH WINFREY'S 90-minute TV interview, MICHAEL JACKSON dispelled the, quote, "god-awful rumors including bleaching my skin.".
While Fred Durst 's name triggers automatic sniggering, it turns out he's not a God-awful director.
The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said Tuesday night that President Obama "inherited a god awful mess and he has no good choices," but that it is irresponsible to continue the war there without finding a way to pay for it.
I thought that Snuggie would stop after that but NO, they had to go and make these god awful adult onesie footy pajamas.
I think it is awful that we play God especially when it ultimately benefits us such as the salmon and its commercial value.
'The Rite ': A devil of a movie that's God-awful.
Whatever demons possessed actor Anthony Hopkins to take on the devil in such a God-awful bore as "The Rite " must be the same lack of judgment that drove Satan to ply his evil trade in, of all places, Vatican City.