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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What Loos did several years later was — in the eyes of those worried about keeping drinkers off the road — terrifying.
Believe me, there are editors and news directors who are dying for this story to go pale and ordinary and who are terrified of confronting the awful truth of a presidency as failed as this one.
The dance required me to hold a candle above my head, and I was terrified of setting the church on fire.
But some are former house cats living wild long enough that human contact terrifies them.
Media: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle Debbie Brannan bit her knuckles, terrified, in the stands at Minute Maid Park, looking at Los Angeles on the big screen.
When the offenses were bigger, calling them out is terrifying, and demands a level of exposure and backlash to what is already painful and sometimes shameful.
Moreover, abandoning Iraq to the Iranians would terrify and infuriate our regional allies.
The idea of offshore drilling can be terrifying here.
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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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