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uh pawl

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

  • He saw luxury and excess that later came to appall him.
  • This 32-year-old son of a Tamil biscuit maker from Kandy seems to inspire and appall, in equal measure.
  • Will Angel Palacios appall the judges with his spherified scallop 'egg,'? Will Timothy Hollingsworth fill out his fish plate and redeem America's reputation?.

  • William Hague in The Associated Press
    If the punishment is carried out, it will disgust and appall the watching world,Hague said in a media conference with Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu in London.
  • John Hill in Independent Online
    That sort of management would appall the many thousands of tourists who come to South Australia from all over the world each year,Hill said.
  • Bryan Colangelo in Toronto Star
    There are certain things that, rightly or wrongly, have been adopted by our (NBA) teams that would appall European or international coaches,said Colangelo, citing the general lack of control over NBA players with guaranteed long-term...

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