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Perhaps it was perpetuated by the need to seek refuge whenever something about the world would confuse or frighten me.

As Barry recounts, at first Damji was frightened by all sounds, “because they were meaningless.”

When you see its expansive, vast scale — how dynamic it is, how much it can change by the season — and you realize how critically important it is, the prospect of losing it does frighten me.

This disparity is not due to pandemic-frightened advertisers redirecting dollars away from publishers to put into platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon.

From Digiday

Lupe Villagrana, the manager at Ridgepoint Apartments in Vista, recalled an incident last year in which one of her tenants accidentally broke into the wrong unit while intoxicated and frightened the neighbor.

Perhaps made doubly frightening because not only does the old man frighten Garfield and Odie, but he steals their candy as well.

Indeed, his inept attempts to frighten off Stewie only make the situation worse.

Big scary Transformer-like robots with heads ablaze that frighten the kids back across the treacherous desert?

Their goal is to frighten women who have objected to forced hijab.

This happens to be the perfect course of action, better to frighten you with the hellish episode of slavery.

They foreclose without mercy, but that does not frighten their old patrons, who have the perennial optimism of the country.

They did at first endeavour with their weapons to frighten us, who, lying ashore, deterred them from one of their fishing-places.

His hand was not in; I had nothing to frighten him with, which we always must have in the beginning, or we labour in vain.

But instead of driving home their attack they thought to frighten them by a mere cannonade.

Should Gorton turn up he is just the one to frighten a defenceless woman, and purchase his own silence.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frighten, such as: agitate, alarm, astound, awe, daunt, and demoralize.

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