Rather they were ordinary men, who made a series of terrible decisions with horrific consequences.
In the hospital the state of his handwriting was terrible, he says, but he “scribbled” much of Inside a Pearl while in hospital.
There's a terrible syllogism that tends to follow on tragedies like this: 1.
I believe that the president set a terrible precedent of a commander in chief not standing up for American troops.
The bottom line is that Ebola is terrible and the world is not doing enough.
Soon the news of his terrible deed spread throughout the land.
His own fate was terrible enough, though he hardly thought of that.
She was terrible as an army with banners; fair as the sea or the sunset.
It was a terrible journey, that short ride across Havana Bay.
It is terrible to see how demoralizing our contact is to all sorts and conditions of men.
early 15c., "causing terror, frightful," from Old French terrible (12c.), from Latin terribilis "frightful," from terrere "fill with fear," from PIE root *tres- "to tremble" (cf. Sanskrit trasati "trembles," Avestan tarshta "feared, revered," Greek treëin "to tremble," Lithuanian triseti "to tremble," Old Church Slavonic treso "I shake," Middle Irish tarrach "timid"). Weakened sense of "very bad, awful" is first attested 1590s.