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Then there’s the fact that most Americans are also terrified of death and the dying process and horrible at talking openly with others about the realities of aging.
CARING FOR THE ELDERLY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE EXPENSIVE, EXHAUSTING, OR INVISIBLEANNE HELEN PETERSENAUGUST 26, 2021VOX
The very fact that my brain considers them as an option terrifies me and is indicative of how much this is affecting me.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
As a road user, I find them to be menaces that flout traffic rules, drive on sidewalks, terrify pedestrians, and are quick to mobilize other bike riders for mob justice if involved in an accident.
BUKAYO SAKA IDENTITY, AFRICA’S UNICORNS, COVID-19 TRAVEL IN AFRICACIKU KIMERIAJULY 18, 2021QUARTZ
I’m thinking it’s time to have a hard talk with my boss about this, and I’m terrified.
I’M TIRED OF BEING ASKED TO FRONT THOUSANDS IN BUSINESS EXPENSES ON MY PERSONAL CREDIT CARDKARLA MILLERJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The rugby player says she was terrified when she came out on social media, but she wanted to overcome the negative feelings that had weighed on her.
JAPAN FAILED TO IMPROVE LGBTQ RIGHTS AHEAD OF THE OLYMPICS. JAPANESE ATHLETES ARE COMING OUT ANYWAYAMY GUNIAJULY 8, 2021TIME
I am the only daughter of an anxious mom, and my solo travel has always terrified her deeply.
HOW TO BE BOLD AND BRAVE IN THE OUTDOORSAWISEJULY 3, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
I was terrified by my own mind, distraught at how the accident had twisted my sense of reality.
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN THE MOUNTAINSDREW PETERSENJUNE 30, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Robert Norris Rigby, a Fairfax County Public Schools teacher and longtime LGBTQ advocate in Northern Virginia, said LGBTQ people he knows are terrified by what happened in Loudoun on Tuesday.
RESIDENTS LEFT FUMING, FEARFUL AFTER CONTENTIOUS LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGJOE HEIM, HANNAH NATANSON, TOM JACKMANJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The dizzying news came after 63-year-old Sigmon was said to be “terrified” ahead of an execution scheduled for Friday that he fought desperately to stop, according to Alli Sullivan of the nonprofit Death Penalty Action.
SOUTH CAROLINA INMATE’S ELECTRIC CHAIR EXECUTION IS HALTED—UNTIL A FIRING SQUAD IS AVAILABLEALLISON QUINNJUNE 17, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
There are Purge and Conjuring sequels for those who’d rather be terrified in a dark theater than in their own living rooms.
THIS SUMMER, WE’RE GOING TO GO TO THE MOVIES MORE—AND LOVE IT MORESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 12, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO TERRIFY

  • alarmed
  • became hysterical
  • came apart
  • chickened out
  • clutched
  • froze up
  • had a fit
  • lost it
  • lost nerve
  • overreacted
  • pushed panic button
  • ran scared
  • scared
  • shook in boots
  • stampeded
  • startled
  • terrified
  • unnerved
  • was terror-struck
  • went to pieces
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