horrors


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horrors

1. n. the delirium tremens. The old wino had the horrors all the time.
2. n. frightening hallucinations from drugs. (Drugs.) Once he had gone through the horrors, he swore off for good.
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To the victims of its tyranny, there was the choice of death with its direst physical agonies, or death with its most hideous moral horrors. I had been reserved for the latter.
In that busy spot we may forget some of the dangers and horrors we have shared together.
"You do not understand," broke in the man, "you cannot guess the horrors that I have seen upon this island, or the worse horrors that are to come.
And all the horror of it, Not having seen, yet cannot comprehend.
He enlarged upon the horrors of the future life of Tarzan's son, and intimated that his vengeance would reach as well to Jane Clayton.
Upon these words Jones became in a moment a greater picture of horror than Partridge himself.
"Happiness!" she said with horror and loathing and her horror unconsciously infected him.
His Don Juan Triumphant (for I had not a doubt but that he had rushed to his masterpiece to forget the horror of the moment) seemed to me at first one long, awful, magnificent sob.
Pushing back the heavy ebony doors we entered the courtyard, but upon the threshold of the great hall beyond it we paused, frozen with horror, at the sight which greeted us.
No mortal could support the horror of that countenance.
Those who have never seen a living Martian can scarcely imagine the strange horror of its appearance.
Her horror of entering Geoffrey's room, by herself, was insurmountable.
"Not a word--that's the horror. She kept it to herself!
Blood was its Avatar and its seal--the redness and the horror of blood.
Hill after hill of horror, valley after valley of despair!