Terrible is commonly used to mean extremely bad—awful, dreadful, or horrible. It can also mean severe, as in I have a terrible case of the flu. Terrible is also a somewhat formal way of describing something as having great power or being worthy of awe. This sense of terrible is especially used to describe supernatural power, as in The wizard is known to wield a terrible force with his staff. Much less commonly, terrible can mean literally causing terror, but the related word terrifying is much more commonly used to mean this. Example: Everyone seems to like that restaurant, but I had a terrible experience there—bad food and even worse service. The first records of the word terrible come from the s.
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When I was 19, my boyfriend considered himself an atheist. Now he is into his second year, the schedule has improved some and so has his libido: I am married to an intern this is his first year residency, unfortunatley he didn't match so this is only a pre-lim year and now I know in my thoughts we may have to move again, so I get upset when I think why even try and get attached to the community, neighbors, new friends As humans we really need people in our lives especially in a time like this, although we might have to move again and go through the whole match process again there is still hope and there is still a very much needed assist with friends, and family in our lives. My fiance is a surgeon. We should all remember this is a human being, and she has a brain. It was more about my own spirituality and our relationship in our marriage.