Definition of appall:
- Terror; dismay.
- To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
- To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged.
- To lose flavor or become stale.
- To make pale; to blanch.
- To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight.
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- "Real Soldiers of Fortune", Richard Harding Davis.
- "Lucretia, Volume 6.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
It was conducted over pathless sierras buried in snow; galleries were cut for leagues through the living rock; rivers were crossed by means of bridges that swung suspended in the air; precipices were scaled by stairways hewn out of the native bed; ravines of hideous depth were filled up with solid masonry; in short, all the difficulties that beset a wild and mountainous region, and which might appall the most courageous engineer of modern times, were encountered and successfully overcome.- "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.