• WordNet 3.6
    • adv hellishly extremely "infernally clever","hellishly dangerous"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hellishly In a hellish or malignant manner; infernally; wickedly.
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  • Nicholas Breton
    Nicholas Breton
    “Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.”
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    “Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.”


In literature:

All this with a cool carefulness, which shows him determined upon his hellish purpose.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
After the hellish morning we had had, the afternoon thus became comparatively quiet.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
There is too much hullaballoo in it, and not enough plain hellishness to suit me.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
There was no time to moralise on the hellish side of modern war.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Thus they lived joyously, fearing no angry foe Until the hellish fiend wrought them great woe.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
Its complexion was devoid of colour, startlingly white; its eyes green and lurid, its expression hellish.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
I cannot describe that hellish time or give you any idea of Terry's conduct during those weeks.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
Garden-side, out of the hearing of this Hellish Noise.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
What a hellish after-math!
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
Your hellish plot has failed.
"Folk-lore and Legends: German" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Insensible the maiden lay
Upon the hellish ground,
And still mysterious sounds were heard
At intervals around.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Wilder yet the sounds are growing,
And the archfiend roars on high;
From the ground
Hellish vapours rise around.
"The First Walpurgis-Night" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell how he took our flesh,
To take away our guilt;
Sing the dear drops of sacred blood
That hellish monsters spilt.
"Hymn 84" by Isaac Watts
His black temptations may afflict,
His fiery darts annoy;
But all his works, and hellish trick,
Thy Husband will destroy.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
From His nostrils issues now the angry smoke,
And asunder bursts the all-oppressive yoke;
When the prejudicial heel
Shall be lifted, we shall feel,
That the hellish spell surrounding us is broke.
"The Black Sampson" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
Image of hellish horrour Ignorance, Borne in the bosome of the black Abysse,
And fed with furies milke, for sustenaunce
Of his weake infancie, begot amisse
By yawning Sloth on his owne mother Night;
So hee his sonnes both Syre and brother hight.
"The Teares of the Muses" by Edmund Spenser

In news:

Corcoran Student Builds Unsolvable Maze to Depict "Hellish" Commute.
Director Tony Kaye's depiction of a substitute teacher's hellish experience in a public high school makes his "American History X" seem lighthearted by comparison.
Early Earth not so hellish , study finds.
One Reporter's Hellish Life as a Young Wizard Lookalike.
Super-Earth likely to be hellishly volcanic.
Forty-one total llamas were saved from the hellish conditions of a Huntington County farm that in addition to housing those 41 llamas , also housed close to 40 more dead llamas .
43 pm ET It's a hellish scene: Giant sheets of flame racing across the Gulf of Mexico as thick, black smoke billows high into sky.
The only good thing about 120-degree heat is that the snowbirds who invade the Valley every winter can't bear the hellish temps and retreat to the comforts of their hometowns.
And you thought your schooldays were hellish.
You've had a long day at work, a hellish commute and finally have arrived home.
A Texas woman has decided to sue Continental Airlines and three other air carriers for mental trauma she endured during a particularly hellish flight.
Speaking of pigs , the McRib sandwich has some bad PR and "hellish"practices associated with it.
It's even known by the vaguely hellish Vampyroteuthis infernalis.
In the first and third movements, Rattle 's considerable range of dynamics was movingly effective, and I think his Scherzo may be the best I've heard—overpowering and hellish, and never lacking in precision.
It was a hellish summer in the West.