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
Though horrified by these allegations, many continue to pray for him.
Anyone who has lived in a humid location is probably well-acquainted with these flying, horrifying monsters.
Each has its origins in the imagination of a writer wondering what would happen if troubling present-day elements took horrifying wrong turns.
Erasmus was horrified — horrified at the violence of Luther’s certitude, horrified at the violence his certitude bred within Christendom.
Upon enrolling, she was horrified by the disrespect that caseworkers showed her and others.
Many of them are horrified by the president, which wasn’t a huge surprise.
Meanwhile, upstairs in juvenile court, judges horrified at the case have refused to take any more peace-circle kids until the entire process — from selecting candidates, to defining success, failure and its consequences — is set down on paper.
As the fire consumed everything — and everyone — in its path, onlookers were horrified at the sight of dozens of young women crowding onto the rickety fire escape looking desperately for an exit.
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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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