(a.) Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
(a.) Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.
(a.) Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.
(a.) Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
(a.) Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.
(1) But at the same time I didn't feel like, 'Aw, I'm home!'
(2) It seems like an awfully long way from the ground.” He added: “When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut, but I also wanted to be a policeman or a firebreather.
(3) EEG waves were similar during Aw and Qw but they diminished in amplitude and frequency when passing from these states to Qs, and both parameters increased during As.
(4) In vitro blastogenic responses of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMN) to heterogeneous schistosome-derived antigens (eggs, SEA; adult worms, AW; and cercariae, CERC) were evaluated.
(5) Asked whether the loss of control of the streets was embarrassing, Sir Paul replied: "Well the one thing I would say is that it must have been an awful time for the people trying to go about their daily business in those buildings.
(6) By contrast, storage fungi, especially Aspergillus spp., are able to grow at low water activities (aw, 0.70-0.75) enabling them to initiate grain spoilage.
(7) It was a bit of a nightmare … there wasn't an awful lot I could do."
(8) It’s very, very difficult to feel any optimism about this summit or what it will do for people looking for a safe place for them and their families right at this moment, nor tackle the awful actions of countries who are now thinking, ‘If other countries won’t help take responsibility, then why should we?’ and are now driving back desperate people.
(9) It has been awfully hard-won, carved slowly out of a big block of human agony.
(10) AW: Well, I think a rather terrific movie, actually.
(11) For the AW group the occurrence rate becomes 0.00043 per chromosome per generation for all aberrations and 0.00041 for inversions.
(12) Third, we must do more to strengthen the old principle of contribution: there are lots of people right now who feel they pay an awful lot more in than they ever get back.
(13) "We welcome a consultation, but default filters are awful," said ORG executive director Jim Killock.
(14) All samples are well detected by anti-B from AW, Aend, Ax, Am but none is detected by anti-B from ABx, Cis AB, or by an auto-anti-B.
(15) I even suspect that if Charlotte had truly known what marriage to a man so teeth-gnashingly awful really meant – in a way that no woman without the experience of going out with, let alone sleeping with, someone inappropriate can – she would have made a different choice.
(16) To determine whether the presence of small-intestinal malabsorption is associated with the development of AWS in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with chronic diarrhea, we retrospectively reviewed the results of D-xylose testing performed in the clinical evaluation of 21 consecutive HIV-infected patients with chronic diarrhea.
(17) The atmospherics between the Athens government and its antagonists, which is now just about every player of importance in the rest of Europe, have been awful for weeks and have got more poisonous as they have neared the crunch.
(18) Cell lines AW 13516 and AW 8507 were derived from poorly differentiated SCC and epidermoid carcinoma of the tongue respectively.
(19) We worked awfully hard for this Premier League status and we don’t want to give it up.” Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 61st-minute strike – his sixth goal in 10 games – settled a scrappy Liberty Stadium contest that failed to spark into life until the Iceland international finished from substitute Leroy Fer’s pass.
(20) 9.27pm BST 67 min: The Argentinian fans are making an awful lot of noise here.
(a.) Not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately described; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable; as, unspeakable grief or rage.
(1) Mr Hunt, your plans for the health service have revealed a worrying ignorance of the realities of life in the NHS, and your comments about our lack of professionalism and vocation are unspeakably insulting.
(2) It portrays a bad moment in an event full of unspeakable moments.
(3) Jonathan Franzen , no friend to the rapid onward march of technology, has now turned his ire on Twitter, reportedly describing the microblogging site as "unspeakably irritating" at a book reading.
(4) They might be accused of unspeakable crimes, but Mladic's peers are – on paper – a high-calibre bunch, including over the years a president, a prime minister, defence ministers, interior ministers, and army and intelligence chiefs.
(5) As I told them in Dakar, Hissène Habré did unspeakable things to me.
(6) For 15 years, Matthew Shepard’s unspeakably brutal murder on a lonely prairie in Wyoming has been a byword for the very worst of American anti-gay bigotry and a rallying cry for a more tolerant, more inclusive society.
(7) Bateman's unspeakable imaginings are the disease of an imperviously complacent world.
(8) "Any parallel with the affairs of the Berlusconi family is therefore not only inappropriate and incomprehensible but also offensive to the memory of those who were deprived of all rights and, after atrocious and unspeakable suffering, deprived of their lives."
(9) The Garner family and I have always stressed that we do not believe that all police are bad, in fact we have stressed that most police are not bad.” Later the US justice secretary, Eric Holder, condemned what he called an “unspeakable act of barbarism”.
(10) The home office minister, Beverley Hughes, went as far as to brand the programme "unspeakably sick".
(11) At the time of the plaque’s removal , Brian Kwoba, one of the campaigners, said Rhodes was “responsible for all manner of stealing land, massacring tens of thousands of black Africans, imposing a regime of unspeakable labour exploitation in the diamond mines and devising proto-apartheid policies”.
(12) Obviously to do that to anybody is pretty low, but to do that to somebody who trusted you and cared about you is just unspeakable."
(13) March 4, 2016 matt blaze (@mattblaze) Cyber pathogens are so unspeakably dangerous that the open research community has wisely never published a single paper about them.
(14) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Of course their unspeakably obnoxious stage manner was not to everybody’s taste.
(15) Abbott said if it was confirmed the plane was shot down, “that is an unspeakable crime and the perpetrators must be brought to justice”.
(16) Photograph: Supplied In Oscar compound, where the hunger strike started a day later, protesting asylum seekers chanted at the gates: “Freedom, Freedom, Freedom.” The men in Foxtrot held a silent protest at the wire gate of the compound, standing in the rain for two hours in an unspeaking vigil.
(17) The novel opens with Clay's return from New York to Los Angeles, where he quickly becomes embroiled in a Hollywood-noir thriller plot involving threatening texts from unseen stalkers, dark and duplicitous sex, sinister disappearances and the requisite scenes of unspeakable violence.
(18) Even so, the changing circumstances of al-Shabaab's increasing aggression and apparent lack of central command have led to unspeakable violence against Somali and international civilians, and is a question that demands a robust answer.
(19) In her 1963 novel A Summer Birdcage , Margaret Drabble’s narrator Sarah describes a “loathsome flat” in the King’s Road, Chelsea, and an “unspeakably sordid” place in Highgate.
(20) They had suffered what their lawyers describe as "unspeakable acts of brutality" including castration, beatings and severe sexual assaults.