That grewsome superstition has led to bloodshed in more than one part of China.
Gory and grewsome,—he is the mainstay Of the historic novel of to-day.
Van was on his knees, quick as a flash, feeling around the grewsome thing: pawing at the shreds of clothing that remained.
Cardinal Lorraine is said to have gone by this grewsome, subterranean passage.
This is a muscid of grewsome habits, which has a wide distribution throughout Africa.
This grewsome horseplay in Europe's front yard would start it.
The black and yellow flags at the end of the company's pier lent colour to a grewsome story!
In his throat was an odd, half-suppressed cry, grewsome to hear.
This daylight materialization of the grewsome beast of the night was too much for me.
But it was the cemetery that presented the most grewsome sight.
1560s, with -some (1) + Middle English gruen "feel horror, shudder" (c.1300); not recorded in Old English or Norse, possibly from Middle Dutch gruwen or Middle Low German gruwen "shudder with fear" (cf. German grausam "cruel"), or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish grusom "cruel," grue "to dread," though others hold that these are Low German loan-words). One of the many Scottish words popularized in England by Scott's novels.