Definition of 'dreadfully'
Example sentences containing 'dreadfully'
Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Sun (2007) Daniel Deronda (1876) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Did he understand that something was dreadfully wrong?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is dreadfully sad to reflect that he grew up in such a short time and in such tragic circumstances.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You are so dreadfully disagreeable to-day.Daniel Deronda (1876)
What went so dreadfully wrong?The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994) The Sun (2016)
I knew something was dreadfully wrong.The Sun (2010) The Sun (2012) The Sun (2006) The Catalans
Those who have read or seen War Horse will know that the horses suffered dreadfully during the conflict.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It is also dreadfully sad that it should happen to Pakistan, although it must be said that it always does.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I do feel dreadfully sad, Marilla.Anne of Green Gables (1872) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Their fingers were distinctly charred by dreadfully disappointing sales figures, plans for another fundraising and the resignation of the company's colourful chief executive.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But I also feel dreadfully sad for it because the breeding has brought horrendous problems, both physical and mental.The Sun (2009)
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