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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ghastly  \Ghast"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Ghastlier};  superl. 
  {Ghastliest}.]  [OE.  gastlich  gastli,  fearful,  causing  fear, 
  fr  gasten  to  terrify,  AS  g[ae]stan.  Cf  {Aghast},  {Gast}, 
  {Gaze},  {Ghostly}.] 
  1.  Like  a  ghost  in  appearance;  deathlike;  pale;  pallid; 
  dismal. 
 
  Each  turned  his  face  with  a  ghastly  pang. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  His  face  was  so  ghastly  that  it  could  scarcely  be 
  recognized.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Horrible;  shocking;  dreadful;  hideous. 
 
  Mangled  with  ghastly  wounds  through  plate  and  mail 
  --Milton. 




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