01. I am [appalled] by the number of young people who smoke cigarettes. Haven't they learned anything?
02. The conference was an [appalling] waste of time; I didn't learn a thing.
03. We were totally [appalled] by the poor service at the restaurant.
04. The villagers live in [appalling] conditions, with no running water and little food.
05. They were simply [appalled] by the poor manners of the children.
06. The lack of services for the poor in this country is [appalling].
07. There is an [appallingly] high number of homeless people living in our city.
08. My grandmother is quite [appalled] by the amount of sex on television these days.
09. The cost of housing in San Diego is [appallingly] high; I can't imagine ever being able to buy a house.
10. Martin Luther King, Jr. once suggested that we will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the [appalling] silence of the good people.
11. Katherine Mansfield once said, "Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an [appalling] waste of energy."
12. Cynthia Heime once said, "Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most [appalling] people."
13. Quentin Crisp once said that the very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the [appalling] things that other people think about us.
14. John William Gardner once remarked that more and more Americans are [appalled] by the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness.
15. Northcote Parkinson once said that where life is [appallingly] monotonous, religion must be emotional, dramatic and intense.
16. I was [appalled] by the poverty of the people living on the streets.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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