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
Lusher Charter School 8th grader Sarah Pigg said she and her classmates were horrified last year when one of their classmates threatened to shoot up the campus one day in mid-December.
Einstein thought the former; the idea of unexplained randomness horrified him.
Then, one day my mum spotted a bald patch at the back of my head, which horrified me.
Kristen seems pretty fun and genuinely horrified by most of the women, particularly Ramona and Sonja.
The notion of once more having to wait years to go back to work horrifies her.
That many lawmakers aren’t horrified by the possibility of booting tens of millions from health insurance.
When Meltzer visited the boyhood home of the Superman co-creator he was horrified at the condition.
After Trump horrified fiscal conservatives by signing a $1.3 trillion spending bill, Conway twice retweeted the growing national debt total.
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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
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
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