[ UK /ɐɡˈɑːst/ ]
[ US /əˈɡæst/ ]
  1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation
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How To Use aghast In A Sentence

  • So I expose them to the objective complement and the compellative, and then stand aghast at their behavior when they make all the mistakes that can possibly be made in using a given number of words. Reveries of a Schoolmaster
  • I'm getting a de-rection," mutters Barney, aghast at her decline. The New Season in Review: Monday Madness
  • The next morning I went downstairs and popped the hood and was aghast -- with an Arabian-Hebrew pronunciation of the "gh" -- guttural anguish. Ray Hanania: (Humor) Memorial Day Weekend Memories
  • Here an exclamation of "Mercy, mercy!" called the esquire's attention, and he beheld his amiable consort sinking aghast, with uplifted hands on Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems
  • I was aghast, and stopped her, telling her that every single one of those pills contraindicates my Tegretol. Monkeyfister
  • Hornby was aghast but answered her questions in increasingly staccato and downbeat tones.
  • When I was twelve I began sprouting my first pubic hair, and I was aghast.
  • She was aghast at the extent of the damage to her car.
  • She imitates his nasal hee-haw very loudly and we look on, aghast.
  • Television cameras exposed the errors, viewers were aghast and the sport's officials were left red-faced.
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