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verb as in frighten

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Example Sentences

Seized with affright, the princess recoiled to where an ivory crucifix gleamed on a black velvet background.

Then she started, grew crimson, and looked round in affright: had she said something she should not have said?

Jacky's answer made Mary scream with affright, and startled even Jem's iron nerves for a moment.

As soon as she heard the song, with a cry of affright, she ordered Bouchibus to catch the pigeon and make a stew of it.

Thy gushing tears in torrents flow,Thy bosom pants in wild affright!


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affright, such as: alarm, daunt, fright, intimidate, panic, and scare.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.