Pickton is the perpetrator of one of the most gruesome killing sprees ever to grip North America.
He walked away, and later approached me again to tell me about the gruesome death of one of his soldiers.
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The headlines were gruesome: after shooting and killing him, she had used a chain saw to dismember his body.
Armed with the gruesome tools of the trade, Kaye and Armstrong did the dirty work before students arrived.
There was something in the situation that was more than gruesome, something that was peculiarly unnerving.
The interior of the ship faded to its gruesome green darkness.
My recollection is even now confused as to the following moments and our stumbling escape from that gruesome spot.
The man and woman were chopping at the viscous, gruesome head.
Exclamations of horror greeted this gruesome tale, the relevancy of which no one had as yet perceived.
1560s, with -some (1) + Middle English gruen "feel horror, shudder" (c.1300); not recorded in Old English or Norse, possibly from Middle Dutch gruwen or Middle Low German gruwen "shudder with fear" (cf. German grausam "cruel"), or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish grusom "cruel," grue "to dread," though others hold that these are Low German loan-words). One of the many Scottish words popularized in England by Scott's novels.