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horrĭbĭlis , e, adj. horreo,
I.terrible, fearful, dreadful, horrible (freq. and class.).
II. In colloquial lang., sometimes in a good sense, astonishing, amazing, tremendous: sed hoc τέρας (i. e. Cæsar) horribili vigilantia, celeritate, diligentia est, Cic. Att. 8, 9 fin.: “uterque juravit, inter nos periturum esse tam horribile secretum,Petr. 21, 3.—Hence, adv.: horrĭbĭlĭter , amazingly; in a good sense: horribiliter scripsisti hanc orationem, M. Aurel. ap. Front. Ep. 2, 6 Mai.; August. Civ. Dei, 1, 8 fin.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 5.21
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 8.9
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 7.36.2
    • Cicero, Against Catiline, 1.5.11
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 1.61
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 3.3
    • Cicero, De Republica, 2.6
    • Cicero, De Republica, 6.17
    • Cicero, de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, 1.19
    • Sallust, Bellum Iugurthinum, 101
    • Sallust, Bellum Iugurthinum, 99
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