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Schrecklichkeit

[shrek-likh-kahyt] /ˈʃrɛk lɪxˌkaɪt/
noun, German.
1.
frightfulness; horror.
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  • A private deck on the Schrecklichkeit would have been more his size.

  • Its methods are a kind of Schrecklichkeit in the animal world.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • Schrecklichkeit was particularly to be employed against the native seaman.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • Leave this part of Germany to me, and be prepared for Schrecklichkeit.

    The White Morning

    Gertrude Atherton
  • Schrecklichkeit was to deter the contemptible Belgian Army from spoiling a mighty German success.

  • The threat had no effect in the way of Schrecklichkeit, but rather it steeled us to a future which began to appear inevitable.

    Our Navy in the War

    Lawrence Perry

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