Definition of terribleness:
Awful as the scene is, you stand so far above it that you do not know the half of its terribleness; for those waters that look so smooth are great ridges and rings, forced, by the impulse of the currents, twelve feet higher in the centre than at the margin.- "Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells", William Dean Howells.
Herrick had been cautioned to guard this secret as he would his life, since there was involved in it nothing less than the possibility of preventing future wars through the power of its potential terribleness.- "Possessed", Cleveland Moffett.
- "The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning", Hugh Binning.