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uh gast

  • s  struck with fear, dread, or consternation

  • Borrowing this image from English Essayist Charles Lamb, an aghast White House official summed up the most extraordinary week in the White House since Richard Nixon resigned .
  • We're supposed to draw back aghast from the close-ups of Diane endlessly applying her razor to Lionel's pelt.
  • But many film directors are actually aghast at the prospect of more government interference.

  • Mark Geragos in
    This indictment came out of left field,Geragos said. "Frankly I'm aghast. It looks like the government misled me and Greg as well, saying this case couldn't go forward without him."
  • John Howard in Sydney Morning Herald
    Many Australians, myself included, looked aghast at the failure of the American federal system of government to cope adequately with Hurricane Katrina and the human misery and lawlessness that engulfed New Orleans in 2005,Mr Howard said in...
  • Jack Goldstone in Forbes
    It's one of those terrible situations where you are at first aghast that such things could happen,said Jack Goldstone, a sociologist at George Mason University in Virginia, who specializes in international conflict. "And then you realize...

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