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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.
This frightens them so much that it is difficult to recapture them for the boosters that are required each year, and it can lead to injuries and separate families.
One user suggested the vaccine was a tool for “population control,” and another user said that “a new vaccine in less than 1 year” frightened her.
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Bormann allegedly beat two of his children with a whip because they were frightened by a large dog, and kicked one for falling in a puddle.
They foreclose without mercy, but that does not frighten their old patrons, who have the perennial optimism of the country.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Should Gorton turn up he is just the one to frighten a defenceless woman, and purchase his own silence.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Mr. Scott's dog Smart was so trained, that he would never frighten the sheep.

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