Origin of grisly1
OTHER WORDS FROM grislygris·li·ness, noun
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How to use grisly in a sentence
A Baltimore police officer is facing charges after prosecutors say the body of his teenage stepson was found “secreted” in a wall in his home and he tried to steal a fellow officer’s gun as authorities made the grisly discovery.Baltimore Cop Stashed 15-Year-Old Stepson’s Body in Wall: Prosecutor|Allison Quinn|July 8, 2021|The Daily Beast
This grisly Spanish teen drama has been renewed for fourth and fifth seasons.
In her view, Carrillo’s grisly narrative is a product of the military’s refusal to adequately address the issue of radicalization within the ranks.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.|by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE|February 1, 2021|ProPublica
He admitted responsibility without hesitation, and in meticulous, grisly detail.
These grisly images drew a huge audience, and allowed that audience to indulge in righteous indignation.
In the wake of such a grisly screw up, it is tempting to play the blame game.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia and Iran have notoriously carried out even the more grisly penalties of shariah.
The grisly footage obtained by BFMTV shows the French-speaking fighters arriving at a scene splayed with bodies.French and Belgian Jihadists Boast About the Syrians They Slaughter|Tracy McNicoll|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pit your shovel in here an' lift this pickle, an' no' stand there gapin' like a grisly ghost at the door o' hell!The Underworld|James C. Welsh
This appears in several witch trials and I think in Law's Memorials, that delightful storehouse of the quaint and grisly.
Then up rose two long spears; spears topped with grisly, rounded objects.Cursed|George Allan England
Rw-no-way-wh-krah, the Loose Pipe-stem; a brave (full length); eagle head-dress, shirt of grisly bears skin.
Pa-ris-ka-ro-pa, the Two Crows; with a handsome shirt, ornamented with ermine, and necklace of grisly bears claws.