Origin of penny dreadful
How to use penny dreadful in a sentence
Is there a more dreadful sensation than that of your stomach wringing itself out like a washcloth?
They deserve every penny and more: booking a four week tour is a huge job.
“Every single witness is inadmissible, hearsay, triple-hearsay,” said assistant state attorney Penny Brill in court yesterday.Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She regressed to the mental state of a toddler lost in a J.C. Penny department store.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looked, that dreadful afternoon, as if he had just come from his barber, tailor and haberdasher.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The conflict in Tom's puzzled heart sharpened that evening into dreadful edges that cut him mercilessly whichever way he turned.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
In 1603 it was ordered that one quart of best ale, or two of small, should be sold for one penny.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
At other times they have a dreadful look of being fibs invented for the purpose of covering a fault.Children's Ways|James Sully
Nevertheless, this world of mankind to-day seems to me to be a very sinister and dreadful world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells