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Her mother’s sudden death came as a terrible shock.
He’s been through a terrible ordeal.
A few minutes later there was a terrible scream.
That’s a terrible thing to say about anyone!
She suffered terrible injuries in the attack.
There’s been a terrible accident at the crossroads.
A terrible storm hit the island last night.
I’m afraid there’s been a terrible mistake.
He’s obviously in terrible pain.
This is the British English definition of terrible. View American English definition of terrible.