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  • adv. In a gruesome manner

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  • adv. in a gruesome manner

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Examples

  • Is the moral calculus really so clear - that thousands of animals must die gruesomely so that others she considers more authentic might thrive?

    T. Coraghessan Boyle's 'When the Killing's Done,' an environmental novel

  • And you explain to me why a White defendant who admits to having gruesomely murdered another man over a financial dispute was spared by the Board, while a Black defendant around whom serious questions of innocence had arisen was allowed to be executed.

    Sam Sommers: On Race, the Death Penalty, and Troy Davis

  • Moreno, the leader, set a code of conduct for its members that prohibited the use of hard drugs or dealing them within Mexican territory, even as they gruesomely decapitated foes and sold cocaine and methamphetamine by the ton.

    Mexican police arrest alleged head of La Familia cartel

  • The collection includes fourteen new tales of the gruesomely weird by Paul S. Kemp (of Forgotten Realms fame), W.H. Pugmire (with new Sesqua Valley tale!), Gary Hill, Thomas Strømsholt, and others.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • But their plans stall when the girls who collect the stones begin to disappear, only to be found gruesomely disfigured by an unknown killer.

    A Visible Darkness: Summary and book reviews of A Visible Darkness by Michael Gregorio.

  • After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body -- and the shattered souls of all who were present.

    Book Trailer: 'A Dark Matter' by Peter Straub

  • If you have telepathy, invisibility, physical invulnerability, and can kill people at a distance with a few arcane words -- and you are unethical enough to work as a mercenary, killing a lot of people quite gruesomely for a pile of gold -- why would you work for it rather than just killing your would-be employer and taking it?

    SF Fanatic: I Am Not A Fan Of Fantasy, Here's Why

  • She constructs a gruesomely involving, imaginative story: although she does not hold back from the gory details there is always a purpose in these revelations.

    Book review

  • And I think you might be right – that “abruptly” is a euphemism for something like “catastrophically” or “gruesomely”!

    Q is for Quote marks « An A-Z of ELT

  • The lover of the owner of their hotel is gruesomely murdered, Bright himself becomes a suspect in the eyes of the local police, and Jude is faced with even worse problems.

    GBS on Joyce

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