Examples of horrify in a Sentence
The details of the crime horrified the nation.
They were horrified by the movie's violence.
Recent Examples of horrify from the Web
Christians were horrified by Morsi’s failure to deploy police to the scene.
Remainers see a chance to horrify Brexiters into reversal.
What rancher Fidel Montoya found on Feb. 19 not only horrified him, but also fueled a statewide search for a suspect in the double murder of a retired Albuquerque lawyer and his 28-year-old transgender tenant.
The brazen lynching of the four sharecroppers horrified the country that year.
The deaths of Abby and Libby horrified people in Indiana and around the world.
The young and foolish may rejoice in the thought that horrified Dostoevsky, that if there is no God, everything is permitted.
The shooting horrified the neighborhood and prompted vigils as the Kansas City area was dealing with a rash of child victims from gun violence.
The scheme is horrifying in its simplicity and transparency.
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First Known Use of horrify
give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl);
Synonym Discussion of horrify
- dismayed at the size of the job
- I am appalled by your behavior
- was horrified by such wanton cruelty
- a cliff that would daunt the most intrepid climber
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