horribles

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

horribles

  1. plural form of horrible
    • Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson, A Woman Tenderfoot (2005) p. 125:
      If it does not appeal to you as one of the horribles in life, try it once.
    • Owen West, Four Days to Veracruz: A Novel (2003) p. 240:
      For all the horribles that his legs and feet endured, they weren't the root cause of his suffering.
    • Christopher Chambers, A Prayer for Deliverance: An Angela Bivens Thriller (2003) p. 772:
      There're tangible horribles out there, honey.
    • Neil K. Komesar, Law's Limits: The Rule of Law and the Supply and Demand of Rights (2001) p. 51:
      Many scholars have demonstrated these horribles and contemplated significant limitations on class actions.
    • Alastair Scott, Tracks Across Alaska: A Dog Sled Journey (1991) p. 1:
      The pot had previously simmered skate wings, cods' heads, whales, pigs' hearts and a long litany of other horribles.
    • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, The Genocide Convention: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (1982) p. 70:
      A lot of the possible horribles conjured up by the people objecting to this convention ignore the plain language of this treaty.
    • Otis L. Graham, Jr., Toward a Planned Society: from Roosevelt to Nixon (1976) p. 62:
      Congressmen talked of tyranny, and other imaginary horribles, and one vigilant member opposed the six administrative assistants on the ground that they would be "theoretical intellectualprofessorial nincompoops."
    • Ernest Way Elkington, Adrift in New Zealand (1906) p. 241:
      I always like to get over the horribles first, so that the good things of life may leave the last impression.
    • Herman Melville, Moby Dick (1851):
      Here's a carcase. I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing. Such a waggish leering as lurks in all your horribles!

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

horribles

  1. plural form of horrible

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

horribles m pl, f pl

  1. plural form of horrible