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
Forrest refused customary contrition, horrifying the starched upper class (and delighting Americans with his brash defiance).
Noam Galai/Getty BuzzFeed's new report about the famed R&B singer is horrifying.
A few minutes later, my kindly hipster bartender placed before me a dish that would have horrified young Andy.
This is, of course, not the first time Trump has been horrified by a supposedly bleeding woman.
Using the toe, Stevenson and his friends established the Sourtoe tradition, which horrifies visitors to this day.
They were horrified by the Iran nuclear deal, and by the U.S. government’s acceptance of the uprising in Egypt in 2011 that, for them, swept away one of the U.S.’s longest security and political partners in the Middle East.
She was thus horrified when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down.
In her hands, the sea witch is more sneaky and misunderstood rather than horrifying and evil, as her animated predecessor was.
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Synonym Discussion of horrify
HORRIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of horrify for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to feel horror or shock : to greatly upset and shock (someone)
HORRIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of horrify for Students
: to cause to feel great fear, dread, or shock
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