Examples of terrify in a Sentence
The thought of dying alone terrifies her.
the prospect of speaking in front of a huge crowd of people absolutely terrifies me
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The bird had flown in through an open window, apparently terrified of the low pressure and high winds of the storm according to the New York Post.
This company that Versace had was about to go public, and he was terrified of anything negative coming out about his personal life.
For those of you still terrified of making pie crusts, the blueberry croustade is an easier way to go.
That’s my encouragement to 20-year-olds who are terrified of getting older: Don’t have a nervous breakdown, and don’t hit the chardonnay too hard.
Obamacare will never be safe with Republicans in power, and the possibility of a repeal-only bill is terrifying.
Once, during an AFI screening of Night of the Living Dead, he was asked what terrified him.
John Robert Lindsey made a properly evil Monostatos (a dead ringer for the vampire Nosferatu), accompanied by terrifying dogs rather than slaves.
The idea of being separated from her kids terrifies Brown.
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Origin and Etymology of terrify
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaffright, alarm (also alarum), fright, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, spook, startle, frighten, terrorize
Related Wordsappall (also appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worry
Near Antonymsassure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steel
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