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dread

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During this dreadful siege they did a great deal of mischief, distressed the garrison, in which were only fifteen men, killed two, and wounded one.
Why, I never heard you talk so; I'm afraid you'll do something dreadful.
My mind is lost and co nfused, gentlemen, in this dreadful suspense.
I felt that I must have something in reserve for my dreadful acquaintance, and his ally the still more dreadful young man.
When we came to the village on the top of it, where the lord lived, we were surprised with the cries and lamentations of men that seemed to suffer or apprehend some dreadful calamity; and were told, upon inquiring the cause, that the inhabitants had been persuaded that we were the devil's missionaries, who came to seduce them from the true religion, that foreseeing some of their neighbours would be ruined by the temptation, they were lamenting the misfortune which was coming upon them.
Despair sat upon John as he gazed; and he raged to think of the dreadful series of his misdeeds, and the essential innocence that lay behind them.
I opened my door carefully; and even then, as it turned on its hinges, it seemed to me to make a dreadful noise.
You know Harold came here six weeks ago, to get up his French for those dreadful examinations that he has to pass so soon.
That little glow of self-satisfaction, that added measure of self-confidence, were to lead me on that very night to the most dreadful experience of my life, ending with a shock which turns my heart sick when I think of it.
How dreadful if she really wished to remain near him
It seemed dreadful that he must be handed over to strangers.
Isn't it a dreadful idea that he should have cried --cried