• WordNet 3.6
    • adv gruesomely in a gruesome manner "he was gruesomely wounded"
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In literature:

We may suppose that such gruesome subjects were not the choice of the painter.
"Correggio" by Estelle M. Hurll
He shot a parrot for breakfast and made a gruesome meal off the raw flesh.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
They harrow their friends by going over frequently and persistently the long, gruesome details of their "awful" past.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
The taking of the Palace was a gruesome business.
"Ullr Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper
I was with a doctor, looking at a dead Turk who was a particularly gruesome sight, with blood still dripping from his nose.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
The taking of the Palace was a gruesome business.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
But there were other sights that met our eyes, sad and gruesome, that can be better imagined than described.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
One of the most gruesome experiences I had was taking the funeral of a young fellow who had committed suicide.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
At times we are brought face to face with the occult, the eerie, the gruesome.
"The Statesmen Snowbound" by Robert Fitzgerald
For a time she saw no one, and commenced to fear that the whole thing had been a gruesomely real, practical jest.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
These gruesome loads were dumped pell-mell into huge pits hastily dug for the purpose.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Here we first encountered some of the gruesome spectacles incidental to this style of warfare.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
It made my gorge rise with its gruesome suggestion of humanity.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Gruesome tales were current of the ferocity of the convicts.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
This is going to be a little gruesome.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Then there was the gruesome modern instance of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, in 1885.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Only for the sake of that reflection have I ventured upon this really gruesome story.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
It was extremely gruesome.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
It was a gruesome mandate.
"Wolf's Head" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
It was gruesome if you had an Episcopalian temperament, but certainly it conduced to good breeding and sobriety.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris

In poetry:

Oh, fair, they say, was his bride to see,
And wilful she must have been,
That she could bide at his gruesome side
When the first red dawn came in.
"The Gravedigger" by Bliss William Carman
Those eyes, transfixed with such a gruesome stare,
Once beamed with laughter, innocent and bright;
The morning gave no presage of the night;
A smile may be the prelude of despair.
"The Suicide." by Alfred Castner King
The boldest hesitate to tread
Those gruesome courts at night;
'Tis whispered that a spectral form
Then haunts the lonely height;
For he who built this home apart
Had stabbed his rival to the heart.
"Villa Pliniana" by John Lawson Stoddard
Who are they? Omar first you see,
With Vine and Rose and Nightingale,
Voicing my pet philosphy
Of Wine and Song. . . . Then Reading Gaol,
Where Fate a gruesome pattern makes,
And dawn-light shudders as it wakes.
"Bookshelf" by Robert W Service
The eldest son bestrides him,
And the pretty daughter rides him,
And I meet him oft o' mornings on the Course;
And there kindles in my bosom
An emotion chill and gruesome
As I canter past the Undertaker's Horse.
"The Undertaker's Horse.." by Rudyard Kipling
And ah! but that is a gruesome sight
For the followers of the king.
The cheeks grow pale that once were bright,
And they sob instead of sing.
And their teeth drop out and their eyes grow red,
And they cannot sleep when they go to bed.
"The King Of Candyland" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Nov 9, 2012 (All Things Considered) — Accordion renegade Kimmo Pohjonen collects a series of gruesome tales on Murhaballadeja.
A 51-year-old man was indicted this week on 16 charges in a gruesome case of sexual abuse spanning five years.
Five most gruesome football injuries.
Using facial recognition, the feature transforms the player into a gruesome zombie.
PAINESVILLE — The photos of Eleanor Robertson's body are gruesome .
The nationally recognized Harry S Truman High School Drama Club will present " Gruesome Playground Injuries" for a two-night run beginning Thursday.
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds.
Lions' special teams have rapid turnaround after gruesome start.
Medic describes gruesome mass-casualty scene after attacks.
Gruesome video raises concerns about Syria rebels.
Two Sheboygan teens charged in the gruesome murder of an elderly Sheboygan Falls woman - the great-grandmother of one of them - will be back in court this morning.
'It is a heavy, gruesome case'.
Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man accused of kidnapping, murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky last year, will plead guilty to the gruesome killing, sources confirmed to amNewYork Wednesday.
The gruesome incident happened at the motel where James Junior Barnes had worked for 40 years.
NORMAN — The gruesome death of an Oklahoma City woman had brought home the problem of human trafficking.