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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRIGHTENED

De Lord A'mighty 'd come and frightened 'em all out of de waters.

When the storm came, she was frightened, and said, 'It is a retribution.'

He was repeating like a frightened child, "For God's sake, Hal, don't die—don't die."

I was frightened, to be sure, yet I knew scarcely what to do.

There's really nothing at all to be frightened about, my dear child.

Christine sat on the stairs outside, frightened and helpless.

Cheppi never was so rude to me again after you frightened him that day.

Him the Indians killed, and the priest who was with him they frightened away.

He was older than I, but he was also fat, and for all his Shaman's dress I was not frightened.

"You must not be frightened, my child," said her cousin Gotti, in a kindly tone.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from fright + -en (1). Related: Frightened; frightening. The earlier verb was simply fright (Old English fyrhtan) "to frighten."

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