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noun as in frightened state

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In terms of horror, “The Medium” has some good scares but they are sandwiched between boring stretches where I mostly just walked through long hallways, or climbed obstacles, feeling lost.

She has been able to keep the coronavirus at bay, but two weeks ago, she had a scare that forced her to close and get everyone tested after a child became ill.

An artist and critic argues attention is a scare resource and should be directed where it can provide the most value.

The real flagship SoC is the Snapdragon 888, so Qualcomm's use of "flagship" here definitely belongs in scare quotes.

The health scare comes amid a contentious divorce with his wife, Nicole Young, who is reportedly seeking $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and another $5 million in attorney fees.

“Cultures” Versus “White Girls” As you can probably sense from my scare quotes, you can never be too careful these days.

Mrs. Deshales ordered an ambulance, which managed to scare off Wahlberg and his pals.

As we have seen, it is not just the fact that they scare people.

Keep the scare quotes around gay “marriage,” or at least put an asterisk after it.

An HIV scare, Rand Paul talking points, and a (maybe) proposition.

The submarine scare is full on; the beastly things have frightened us more than all the Turks and all their German guns.

Then the other girls followed; but, just as Nelly got on, Robert Wood shook the plank, and tried to scare her.

London was growing quiet, so that the shrieks of the late newsboys with the evening scare could be distinctly heard there.

At night the train is increased by the addition of a torch-bearer, to scare off the wild beasts by the glare of his torch.

I'm half afraid to spend another night in the sleeper after the scare we got last night.


On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scare, such as: alarm, panic, shock, alert, fright, and start.

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