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OTHER WORDS FROM grotesquegro·tesque·ly, adverbgro·tesque·ness, nounun·gro·tesque, adjective
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How to use grotesque in a sentence
In the opening of this novel, which is set in 1991, a grotesque personal tragedy has caused Anna to take to the road, abandoning her job, her husband and baby son.In her novel ‘When the Stars Go Dark,’ Paula McLain draws on abuse cases, including her own|Maureen Corrigan|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
That dignity resides in the miserable daily onslaught of unexpected maladies and misfortunes, some of which boggle the mind in their grotesque improbability but all of which must be ignored instantly and totally.The Nationals didn’t seek this pain, but they might be growing from it|Thomas M. Boswell|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
Tragically, the author of this short story collection — who once described himself as “a grotesque parody of the model minority” — died last year at 28.
The wealth gap in this country is grotesque, and highly correlated with race.Why I’m giving up my board seat to make room for someone from an underrepresented community|jakemeth|September 21, 2020|Fortune
However, the way Alexander weaves together the grotesque, shameful history of the institution of slavery and shows that through systems both perpetuated and accepted by society, its worst effects were not only allowed to continue—but were thriving.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in tech|Rachel King|September 4, 2020|Fortune
Grotesque profiteering aside, life release ceremonies can devastate the eco-system.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why is the sight—or mere thought—of other adults having sex thought of as grotesque, bad, or forbidden in the year 2014?Porn Stars Are People Too, Dammit: Lisa Ann’s Notre Dame Date and the Trolling of David Gregory|Aurora Snow|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Except in cases with the highest body count, or the most grotesque cruelty, white victims were the only ones that mattered.
At least Jake Gyllenhaal shaved off his grotesque face scarf this year.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The killing of aid worker David Haines is another grotesque spectacle by a group determined to outrage the West.ISIS Murder of British Hostage Likely to Draw UK Deeper Into New War|Nico Hines|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The costumes were exceedingly grotesque and suggestive of the New rather than of the Old World.
Above, great standard electric lamps shed their white glare upon the eddying throng casting a myriad of grotesque shadows.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The educated world repeated to itself these grotesque fallacies till it lost sight of plain and simple truths.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
He found himself trying to frame the words, but they broke into incoherent prayers, still to the same grotesque tune.Uncanny Tales|Various