terrific englannista suomeksi
hurja, mainio, loistava
''I say! She's a terrific tennis player.''
''The car came round the bend at a terrific speed.''
''The lightning was followed by a terrific clap of thunder.''
1821, (w), ''(w)'', volume 2, page 154:
- Think of wandering amid sepulchral ruins, of stumbling over the bones of the dead, of encountering what I cannot describe,—the horror of being among those who are neither the living or the dead;—those dark and shadowless things that sport themselves with the reliques of the dead, and feast and love amid corruption,—ghastly, mocking, and terrific.
(quote-book)|passage=He made love in a coach and six, and married in a coach and twelve, and all his horses were milk-white horses with one red spot on the back which he caused to be hidden by the harness. For, the spot ''would'' come there, though every horse was milk-white when Captain Murderer bought him. And the spot was young bride's blood. (To this terrific point I am indebted for my first personal experience of a shudder and cold beads on the forehead.)
''I've got a terrific hangover this morning.''