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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TERROR

Terror itself, and the mystery of the unknown, led to his living.

These are the reflections of a man who wrote amid the Terror.

Terror and anguish coursed furiously in her body unable to find an issue.

Terror had destroyed her mind; and it was a mercy, so charmed did she appear with the beauty of the morning.

Only a few miles to the west the Erebus and Terror were lost.

Terror has driven from our city the most respectable inhabitants.

An' there is mo' kinds of debbil-trees 'an them on Terror Cove?

Terror dried her tears, and her heart almost stopped beating.

It don't require a skilled electrician to see how the Terror operates.

All the actions of the Terror were controlled by these levers.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "great fear," from Old French terreur (14c.), from Latin terrorem (nominative terror) "great fear, dread," from terrere "fill with fear, frighten," from PIE root *tre- "shake" (see terrible). Meaning "quality of causing dread" is attested from 1520s; terror bombing first recorded 1941, with reference to German air attack on Rotterdam. Sense of "a person fancied as a source of terror" (often with deliberate exaggeration, as of a naughty child) is recorded from 1883. The Reign of Terror in French history (March 1793-July 1794) so called in English from 1801. Old English words for "terror" included broga and egesa.

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