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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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a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts
strong leather shoes with a pattern of holes and stitches
to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing
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Definition of terrible from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.