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dread

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But when I had written it, it seemed so dreadfully stiff that I had to put a little beginning and end of my own, which seemed to brighten it up a good deal."
Long after the voice had died away they still stared in silence, dreadfully, before them.
He groaned, too, as if frightened, and the wings creaked dreadfully because the Wizard had forgotten to oil them; but they kept fairly good time with the wings of the buggy, so that they made excellent progress from the start.
Well, when the dark shut down, in the rugged hills, that poor little chap had been tearing around in the saddle all day, and I noticed by the slack knee-pressure that she was tired and tottery, and I got dreadfully afraid; but every time I tried to slow down and let her go to sleep, so I could stop, she hurried me up again; and so, sure enough, at last over she went!
You see "tomb" and "good" do not sound well together but I wanted to say "tomb" dreadfully and as serrafim are always "good" I couldn't take that out.
Then the King understood that he had been tricked, and he was dreadfully angry.
He knew what was coming and was dreadfully frightened, but in his fright there was a certain exultation.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this dreadfully sad time."
A JOB coaching Britain's Under-20s could keep Shaun Johnson in touch with a sport he admits "I'm going to miss playing dreadfully".
He must do research for his films,like Schindler's List andSaving Private Ryan, soI wonder why he got his information so dreadfully wrong?
FOR A man who got it so dreadfully, dreadfully wrong in Madrid, Fergie has shown remarkable powers of recovery.
Thomas said: "I miss my sister dreadfully. It's lonely without her, especially at this time of year.