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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRIGHT

In its fright, it had probably mistaken us for a band of buffalo.

They said to my face that I was a beauty; at Mr. Jones's, they said I was a fright.

I shall get no sleep to-night and to-morrow look like a fright to pay for it—no!

Now that she has reached the stage of fright, I have great fun with her.

It is nothing but nervousness and fright at that horrible firing.

Renmark thought, with a smile, that if Yates were in his place he would at least give them a fright.

As you may easily imagine, the Old Man of the Sea awoke in a fright.

The Nubian, taken completely by surprise, began to chatter with fright.

Dumb with fright, the boys stood and looked at the destruction.

I should die of misery and fright and loneliness in this awful jungle.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English (Northumbrian) fryhto, metathesis of fyrhtu "fear, dread, trembling, horrible sight," from Proto-Germanic *furkhtaz "afraid" (cf. Old Saxon forhta, Old Frisian fruchte, Old High German forhta, German Furcht, Gothic faurhtei "fear"). Not etymologically related to the word fear, which superseded it 13c. as the principal word except in cases of sudden terror. For spelling evolution, see fight.

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