• "Jim got a terrible drenching."
    "Jim got a terrible drenching."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv terribly used as intensifiers "terribly interesting","I'm awful sorry"
    • adv terribly in a terrible manner "she sings terribly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'It is a terrible thing, is a wreck on this coast.'" "'It is a terrible thing, is a wreck on this coast.'"
A Terrible Tale A Terrible Tale

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The blow of a whale has a strong, foul odor. It apparently smells like a combination of spoiled fish and old oil. Because whales have such terrible breath, sailors believed at one time that a whiff of it could cause brain disorders.
    • terribly In a terrible manner. In a manner to cause terror, dread, fright, or awe; dreadfully.
    • terribly Violently; exceedingly; greatly; very.
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  • Amanda Heggs
    Amanda Heggs
    “Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable.”
  • Edward M. Forster
    “There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.”
  • Nathaniel Lee
    Nathaniel Lee
    “The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself.”


In literature:

And don't feel such terrible trouble if you happen to see me flirting occasionally.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
It was a terrible blow; there was no doubt of that; very terrible to Lionel Verner, so proud and sensitive.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
As he thought of it all, the whole thing seemed to him to be too terrible for reality.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
There was a terrible significance in the prisoner's tone.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
But the bearers themselves declare that things are terrible.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
In terrible silence they played the game through to the end.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
But, you know, you're sometimes terribly like your father.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
The effect of the bomb on these unfortunate men was terrible.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
His face is much more terrible, and his roar far, far more dreadful.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
There is a punishment here more terrible than the rack.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
It was so terribly sultry and dry that it seemed as if anything could happen.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
Gascoigne passed a terrible night, the second night in durance, but far worse than the first.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
She had been terribly frightened, terribly afraid of discovery before her work was done.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
Strange and terrible the contrast!
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
That seemed a terrible thing to him at the time.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
But that did not trouble Paul Jones, and soon there was a terrible fight.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
This sad story brought tears to the eyes of all, and even Sir Arthur waxed terribly indignant and prophesied speedy retribution.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
A tearing of the flesh is terrible, but less terrible than a sucking of the blood.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
It was a terrible thing to do, was it not?
"The Story of Our Country"
All the flame of a terrible passion was kindling his eyes.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

Ah! my dear Lilia, do not, do not think
That God is angry when we suffer ill.
'Twere terrible indeed, if 'twere in anger.
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
And look! in the chamber below
The terrible Woman, listening, watching,
Under a mask, preparing the blow
In the fold of her robe--
"The Vision Of Cassandra" by Aeschylus
We read—and smile; no man thou wast;
No human pulses thine could be;
With downcast eyes we read—and sigh;
So terrible is purity!
"The Terrible Test" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
When I was bold, when I was bold-
And that's a hundred years!-
Oh, never I thought my breast could hold
The terrible weight of tears.
"Liebestod" by Dorothy Parker
"Whare wad I hae gone?" - and Jockie wunk -
"Dinna ye fash yersel' mair -
For I wad ha' bin too terrible drunk
To ha' gone anywhere."
"The Reprobate's Reply" by Harry Breaker Morant
“Was it well, O you wandering wailer,
Abandoned in terrible space,
To halt on the highway to Heaven
Because of a glittering face?”
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall

In news:

In its new TV commercial and Web video, the pizza chain admits something startling -- namely, that its pizza is pretty terrible.
"I lived in Manhattan for more than three years, and I loved this city at a time when people thought it terrible," she said of a period that began in the late 1960s.
The great and terrible 'Resident Evil 6' turns everything into a zombie.
Dumping Ground for Terrible Movies Like 'Contraband'.
I'd be a terrible football player.
2 Louisville overcame a terrible offensive effort for a 51-46 victory over Northern Iowa on Thursday night in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Something beautiful or terrible or awe-inspiring.
Addiction will take a person to terrible places.
Loveline 's Mike Catherwood was the first contestant eliminated in the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, and the radio funnyman joked his early exit "puts me on the Mount Rushmore of terrible dancers.".
Second, mac and cheese is terrible for you, period, whether it's deep-fried or truffle-dusted.
The Magic had a terrible shooting night in their loss to the Bulls.
Mike Berardino once stated that Urban Meyer must be a terrible poker player WRONG.
Early in the jump, something went terribly wrong.
The procedure failed and the doctor made a terrible mistake in what he did next.
It took only a year to find out why he was always tired, his heart raced and he ached all over, why he became overheated easily and had terrible headaches almost every day.

In science:

For instance, detecting a face at a fixed position, scale and orientation might not be terribly difficult, even given variations in lighting and nonlinear variations due to expressions; it can be accomplished with standard learning algorithms such as multilayer perceptrons, decision trees and support vector machines.
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
The Ornstein-Zernike relation was born of a study of the enfant terrible of the liquid state; a singularity known as the the critical point, found at the very end of the liquid-gas transition line.
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
Now, since baryons are all left from t ≈ 0, while metals have been produced continuously in stars, which are generally found in galaxies, this doesn’t really sound terribly promising.
Astrophysics in 2006
Longer wavelengths (in the UV-A band) are not terribly harmful to organic materials [φ(λ) ≈ 0].
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
We calculate outgoings from it (again, in a terribly naïve way). This also shows that we can define constants to make code more readable.
Ensuring Spreadsheet Integrity with Model Master
The flat model does significantly worse and the random model does terribly.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
As the abstract indicates we aren’t trying to provide a comprehensive (or even terribly in-depth) treatment of any of the topics we cover.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
That this should be so is not terribly surprising because, of course, the immediate vicinity of a black hole is the most thoroughly relativistic environment one could imagine.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
The approach isn’t terrible, as missions such as the Rossi Timing X-ray Explorer have had, despite outdated technology, a high measure of success.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
This would not be a terribly convincing argument, since the scale of variation of the fields of these ob jects is (what else?) the eleven dimensional Planck scale, and SUGRA is only an effective field theory.
M Theory and Cosmology
It is not terribly surprising that this part of the holographic principle can only be realized in a nonperturbative manner in string theory.
TASI Lectures on Matrix Theory
We have remarked above that DLCQ is not a terribly useful tool for ordinary field theory because the theory compactified on a small spatial circle is usually strongly coupled and intractable.
TASI Lectures on Matrix Theory
But, in part because of Jones’ excellent analysis, I don’t think ID is a terribly significant danger.
Intelligent Design in the Physics Classroom?
These examples show that, even in the parametric case, the use of an approximate model may be preferable to the use of a correct model, although a grossly wrong model may lead to terrible results.
The Brouwer Lecture 2005: Statistical estimation with model selection
FN ,d looks rather terrible and is not easy to handle.
Elementary potential theory on the hypercube