In the hospital the state of his handwriting was terrible, he says, but he “scribbled” much of Inside a Pearl while in hospital.
More than halfway through this short book, this adorable guide takes the reader by the hand and leads her to a terrible place.
I believe that the president set a terrible precedent of a commander in chief not standing up for American troops.
A new leader tries to pull the country out of a terrible recession—only to face a devilish plot from inside his own party.
The moderate Nebraska Democrat might not be plagued by scandals, but he's in terrible shape.
Soon the news of his terrible deed spread throughout the land.
But then, I always was a terrible poor judge of human nature.
She was terrible as an army with banners; fair as the sea or the sunset.
The darkness of a terrible storm hid it from the eye of man.
It is terrible to see how demoralizing our contact is to all sorts and conditions of men.
early 15c., "causing terror, frightful," from Old French terrible (12c.), from Latin terribilis "frightful," from terrere "fill with fear," from PIE root *tres- "to tremble" (cf. Sanskrit trasati "trembles," Avestan tarshta "feared, revered," Greek treëin "to tremble," Lithuanian triseti "to tremble," Old Church Slavonic treso "I shake," Middle Irish tarrach "timid"). Weakened sense of "very bad, awful" is first attested 1590s.