Definitions

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  • adv. In a nightmarish manner.

Etymologies

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nightmarish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Old-school go-go fans have dismissed bounce beat as discordant, chaotic, defiantly slow and nightmarishly loud.

    In concert: The DMV Bounce Beat Teen Awards at D.C. Armory

  • As a child, a wee child, you dreamed you fell great heights; you dreamed you flew through the air as things of the air fly; you were vexed by crawling spiders and many-legged creatures of the slime; you heard other voices, saw other faces nightmarishly familiar, and gazed upon sunrises and sunsets other than you know now, looking back, you ever looked upon.

    Chapter 1

  • For the first time, we saw the horror of a world grown cool and impersonal, distant and nightmarishly "the same."

    "The Body Snatchers" and other Alien Pods

  • From a hauntingly gruesome tale of a secret cave near a New England lighthouse ( "Madonna Littoralis") to the bittersweet account a woman born to minister to ghosts ( "The Madam of the Narrow Houses"), these 20 stories, written between 2005 and 2007 and previously published in the subscription-only Sirenia Digest, reveal the author's remarkable storytelling talent and her ability to conjure nightmarishly beautiful visions.

    Fear of Bleeding Windows

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 05: 20 pm (UTC) reveal the author's remarkable storytelling talent and her ability to conjure nightmarishly beautiful visions.

    Fear of Bleeding Windows

  • Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned nightmarishly wrong, Myron races to find her before she’s gone forever.

    Promise Me by Harlan Coben: Book summary

  • On my way to a nightmarishly distant gate, in fact, I passed through about ten more such chambers and under ten more colossal Carvilles until I finally reached the gate and ducked into the bookstore, the only refuge I could find without a urinal in it.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • This year's showcases are for Me And The Machine's unsettling and touching video goggles show When We Meet Again (Fri to 9 Apr), which explores how we interact with reality and the imagination, and Blackout (Wed & Fri), ThickSkin's vibrant tale of a Glasgow teenager whose life goes nightmarishly wrong.

    This week's new theatre

  • That weightiness suited Carsen's debut staging, in which proscenium arches receded nightmarishly into a distant horizon in Michael Levine's stage-within-a-multiplicity-of-stages set.

    A tale of two Italian opera cities

  • Like some glistening rat embryo, it hung suspended from a corner, when suddenly it shot off at us, wings nightmarishly spread.

    Night in Mina Dos Estrellas, a haunted mine in Mexico

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