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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.
Don't you feel terrible about letting everyone down?
What's wrong? You look terrible.
The food was terrible.
He's a terrible driver.
I've always been really terrible at maths.
I'm afraid there's been a terrible mistake.
He's obviously in terrible pain.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
the bone at the front of your lower leg, between your knee and your ankle. A more usual word is...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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Definition of terrible from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.