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synonyms for affright

  • alarm
  • daunt
  • fright
  • intimidate
  • panic
  • scare
  • spook
  • startle
  • terrify

antonyms for affright

MOST RELEVANT
  • assist
  • calm
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • help
  • reassure
  • soothe
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How to use affright in a sentence

Seized with affright, the princess recoiled to where an ivory crucifix gleamed on a black velvet background.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
Then she started, grew crimson, and looked round in affright: had she said something she should not have said?
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
Jacky's answer made Mary scream with affright, and startled even Jem's iron nerves for a moment.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
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.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
Thy gushing tears in torrents flow,Thy bosom pants in wild affright!
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
He was perhaps a half-dozen paces in advance of Fred, when he abruptly stopped with an exclamation of affright.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
A small figure at his side had raised itself upon its elbow; big black eyes in a pale little face were staring at him in affright.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
How those records still affright us On thy gloomy page, Tacitus!
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
At the moment of doing so he uttered an exclamation of affright and leaped back into the mouth of the cavern.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
The more reason he had for affright, the more his courage rose.
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
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