Monstrous fellow who was bumped off in a lamentable fashion.
A vice-consul and an attaché were accused of "premeditated murder with monstrous intent".
"Zoom's name recognition is monstrous," said Art Schoeller, VP principal analyst at Forrester.
THOSE who invent monstrous chopping machines, from Procrustes to Dr Guillotin, have a nice way of subsequently falling victim to them.
The alternative will wreak “such monstrous havoc” both on migrants and those denying them their rights, that it becomes unsustainable.
Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, said, "pardoning monstrous criminals will leave a dark mark on the history of presidential pardons."
Salman Rushdie compares the monstrous men of her fairy tales to modern-day allegations against sexual predators: “Angela was very interested in ogres.
The protagonist is torn from home and family and experiences fabulous adventures in exotic locales where she meets all kinds of monstrous and fantastical beings.
It aimed to give green energy an enchanting charge, while acknowledging that the country's first windmills were seen as monstrous, before becoming national emblems.
He added, "They weren't all monstrous superpredators like T. rex, but there were many little subgroups that had their own domains and their own distinctive body types."
Producers are sometimes depicted on screen as monstrous yet magnificent (Kirk Douglas’s character in The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952), sometimes as just monstrous.
His subject is the ridiculous, not the monstrous, as with the writer of burlesque; and the nature he is to imitate is human nature, as viewed in the ordinary scenes of civilized society.
The popular Physiologus (“Naturalist”), a Greek work from the 2nd century ce, and the medieval bestiary traditions draw morals particularly from monstrous or wondrous animals and plants.
Now when I went walking on the hill, monstrous machinery moved monstrous chunks of land; trucks ground and clanked, beeping to and fro; whole houses and hundred-year-old trees were lifted into the air.
Lukashenko took the floor of the Belarus legislature in December 1993 to thunder against “chaos” and “crooks,” calling Belarusians “hostages of a monstrous, immoral and unprincipled system that manipulates and deceives the people.”
The coronavirus pandemic and the collapse in oil prices it has caused have created a monstrous calamity for countries heavily reliant on oil production for their economic survival, and forced others to change policies that no longer make economic sense.
The Tempest is thought to have been written around 1610-11 and is set on a remote island ruled by Prospero, formerly Duke of Milan, with the only other inhabitants being his daughter Miranda and two magical beings, the monstrous Caliban and the spirit Ariel.
The fiery preacher John Knox, in his hair-raising First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, didn’t mince his words when he condemned any woman who sought to “reign above man” or take on “offices due to men” as “a monster in nature”.
In connexion with the monstrous pictures of whales, I am strongly tempted here to enter upon those still more monstrous stories of them which are to be found in certain books, both ancient and modern, especially in Pliny, Purchas, Hackluyt, Harris, Cuvier, etc.
With Prince Charles managing only the occasional peep about “monstrous carbuncles”, and even Prince Harry showing signs of maturity and settling down with that American actress companion of his, who now will provide the vital frisson of excitement at otherwise tedious ribbon-cutting events?
- abnormally large
- shockingly brutal or cruel
- distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
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