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something awful

Terribly. The phrase is used as an adverb to emphasize just how bad or intense something is. Thank you for taking out the trash—it sure smelled something awful! My ankle has hurt something awful ever since I slipped on the ice.
See also: awful, something
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"It's a shame because some people keep their flats really nice and then something awful like this happens.
Its eerie title, an isolated mansion with a forbidden wing, an eccentric reclusive owner, an invalid wife no-one ever sees, a picturesque rugged coastline, strange lights shining from a disused, fogbound lighthouse, something awful lurking in the forest, an innocent young heroine, first love, lost letters and an old diary.
In the morning they realised something awful had happened," a source said.
“I've always loved reading Zack's writing on Something Awful. When the opportunity arose to release a story collection based on the exploits of a character that first appeared online, we were eager to get the book onto the digital press,” said Matt Cavnar, VP of Business Development at Vook.
I've done something awful. So awful, I can't even look at myself in the mirror anymore.
Alyson Jones, who runs the Losin Lush sweet shop, said: "The thought that something awful could happen to any of these children, particularly April, is devastating.
In addition to his real-life diplomatic work, Smith was a respected member and moderator of Something Awful, a comedy web site that has become one of the major hubs of internet culture, with a huge and active community.
The village's elders warn him that as the moon becomes full, something awful would happen to him and urge him not to proceed with his plan.
"My honest fear at this point is that something awful is going to happen to one of our residents and we are not going to be able to respond," Ms.
Leanne Plumtree, spokeswoman for the RSPCA in the North-east, said: "We think something awful might have happened to her and are keen to hear from anyone with any specific information as soon as possible.
Though preliminary and somewhat inconsistent with earlier research, the results suggest that staying awake after something awful happens might be a way to blunt the emotional fallout of trauma, researchers report in the Jan.
Tensions simmer from the start, with Charlie telling David, with just a hint of menace: "That's the way we do things round here, you'll get used to it." We are forever waiting for something awful to happen, and it does, although there are still some surprises in store.
You know what it's like when there's something awful on the telly, like an emergency lobotomy on Casualty, and you put your hands over your face because you know you will be ill, but try as you might you can't help but peek?
Mr Page then woke his partner of eight years who was still asleep, she said: "I thought something awful had happened but he took me to the computer.
Richard (Adrian Lester) and Lelia (Jodhi May) are so in love at the start of this episode that you just know something awful is going to happen.