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    One of them horrid telegraph things
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horridness a quality of extreme unpleasantness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Horridness The quality of being horrid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horridness The quality of being horrid, abominable, or shocking.
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  • Henry James
    “Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?”


In literature:

I was filled with a horrid fear that I was boring her.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Oh, don't be so horrid, Philip.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
Horrid to be old and cross, and to be alone in a crowd!
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I should be so thankful if I could help, for it's horrid to know the people at home are stinting themselves for your sake.
"Tom and Some Other Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It was a horrid, horrid time, and I was wretchedly lonely.
"Sisters Three" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I'll be just as sulky and horrid as I can for the whole blessed time.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It's horrid to blush!
"Betty Trevor" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
And it's horrid waiting for horrid things.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
What does the horrid old money matter?
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It's nasty, horrid, rough, heavy work, only fit for men, and not for our poor little fingers.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

Winds, that like a demon
Howl with horrid note
Round the toiling seaman,
In his tossing boat --
"The Lee Shore" by Thomas Hood
In that long horrid pause
"Good-night," he said,
Entered and clicked the gate,
"Each to his bed."
"Dicky" by Robert Graves
Empty as an old tin can
Is each horrid phantom,
Neither ghost they are nor man,
I can't understand 'em.
"A Nightly Deed" by Charles Madge
'No longer can my arm defend,
No longer can I save
My sister from the horrid fate
That waits her as a SLAVE!'
"The Slave-Auction--A Fact" by Anonymous Americas
"Oh father, let us hence--for hark,
A fearful murmur shakes the air.
The clouds are coming swift and dark:--
What horrid shapes they wear!
A winged giant sails the sky;
Oh father, father, let us fly!"
"A Presentiment" by William Cullen Bryant
"And there I hung, and shuddering knew
That human help was none;
One thinking soul mid the horrid crew,
In the ghastly solitude I was alone—
Deeper than man's speech ever sounded,
By the waste sea's dismal monsters surrounded.
"The Diver" by George MacDonald

In news:

What a horrid, torrid week.
There is so much that is horrid with regard to this story coming out of small-town East Texas: 18 men and teenage boys have been arrested in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, TX.
Pirate Queen, Dance of the Vampires and Kelly – these were rank bombs all, made legendary by their horridness.
Mother, 81, left in horrid conditions.
Who thinks up horrid TLC shows.
Novel Entertainment, in conjunction with UK licensing agent Caroline Mickler, has signed with Paul Lamond Games for a series of Horrid Henry games and puzzles.
Twins in decent shape for '13 except for the horrid rotation.
Horrid refereeing long part of NFL.
Amish beard-cutting is horrid , but is it a hate crime.
Worker trapped at brewery died a horrid death.
Rapids try to end horrid form vs Sounders.
Commerce City, CO – The Colorado Rapids will be looking to end a horrid run of form on Saturday when it welcomes Seattle Sounders FC to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for a crucial Western Conference clash.
C-USA has horrid NCAA showing.
Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon.
Utah Grizzlies' horrid March continues.