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  • v  strike with disgust or revulsion
  • v  fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

  • Woe to him who seeks to please rather than to appal! Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness!" As a plea for moral courage, Insight and Outlook might have made a .

  • William Hague in AFP
    He added: "I do call on Iran to put an immediate stay to this execution and review the process by which this woman is tried and I think if this punishment were carried out, it would disgust and appal the watching world."
  • Charlie Brooker in BBC News
    Brooker, who co-wrote Channel 4 comedy Nathan Barley with Chris Morris, said Dead Set would be "very different to anything I've done before". "I hope the end result will surprise, entertain and appal in equal measure."

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