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- n. The characteristic or quality of being grisly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being grisly; horrid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being grisly or horrible; dreadfulness.
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The fucking man lacks the "grisliness" of a real soldier.
All did well, striking the right balance between news gathering and shock as to the grisliness of events, though one reporter, rushed to the scene from a city beat, got inappropriately overexcited as he told us that what he'd found striking about being in Cumbria on such a day was the sound of birdsong.
The grisliness of the crime and its proximity to our classroom had a lasting impact on me.
Wormwood is worth a look if elegant language mixed with some grisliness is your thing.
Now was he convinced of the grisliness of the visitation.
But all the horrors for which we had come were there in perfect grisliness, and labelled by the ingenious Signor P---- with Latin inscriptions.
I remember the solemnity of the subterranean tombs at Perugia; the grisliness of the Beauchamp crypt at Warwick.
But all the horrors for which we had come were there in perfect grisliness, and labeled by the ingenious Signor P---- with Latin inscriptions.
And he has lately written with more heart and soul, leaving the phantasmagorical grisliness behind.
Still, when it comes to groan-inducing, gaze-averting grisliness, his latest film