Origin of ghoulish
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And in the summer months, when shootings soar, the city can be a ghoulish playground for those interested in the macabre.
Yesterday afternoon, the "NRA Women" Twitter account sent out a simple and yet ghoulish message to its followers.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns|Cliff Schecter|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Typical of most old cemeteries, eerie carved-stone Angels of Death and other ghoulish figures adorn many of the tombstones.Welcome to the Most Haunted Graveyard in the World. Safety Not Guaranteed.|Nina Strochlic|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They cast a ghoulish light on this roughly 8-by-10-foot room, where the family of eight struggles to survive.
It is also gruesome, ghoulish, and appalling—and utterly fascinating.Bill James Wants Us to Learn to Love Crime Stories|Malcolm Jones|June 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was simple, if ghoulish, for he merely did his best to imitate a would-be suicide.The Gay Adventure|Richard Bird
The key is kept by a ghoulish old dame, almost as time-worn and mildewed as the tomb over which she watches.Tales of Old Japan|Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
For I could not forget the frightful pleasure she had taken years ago in her ghoulish office.A Circuit Rider's Wife|Corra Harris
More wily even than the ghoulish hyena, the leopard worked his way toward the spot of his desire.The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser
Surely, but even a healthy-minded child will play at gruesome and ghoulish games once in a while.Greenwich Village|Anna Alice Chapin