Examples of terror in a Sentence
The sound of guns being fired fills me with terror.
Many civilians fled in terror.
a terror that is still fresh in her memory
the terrors of life in the jungle
a regime that rules by terror
bombings and other acts of terror
These people have been living with terror and the threat of terror for many years.
a campaign of terror against ethnic minority groups
Recent Examples of terror from the Web
And yet last year, when 650,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled in terror from rampaging Myanmar troops setting fire to their homes, the world barely lifted a finger in their defense.
That's the beauty and terror of the NCAA tournament.
The missus will do her best to keep our daughter from being a terror.
Smuggled out of a refugee camp by a humane doctor (Merab Ninidze), the Syrian gets tangled up in the terror plot of a fellow refugee, and what began as a fabulistic drama turns into one long, endlessly thrilling chase sequence.
In the eyes of much of the world, then, the most famous father-son-son lineage in Korean history is synonymous with oppression and terror.
The Birmingham product was a terror for the interior of Georgia's offensive line.
The abuse and terror of Miller’s story mirrored the horrors of chattel slavery, supposedly outlawed some 100 years before.
The concept of uniting a mostly nonstop talker with a completely mute partner (only onstage) willing to subject himself to all kinds of humiliations and terrors is unparalleled, and its impact has been tremendous.
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Synonym Discussion of terror
- fear of the unknown
- faced the meeting with dread
- fright at being awakened suddenly
- view the situation with alarm
- the news caused widespread panic
- immobilized with terror
- raised the subject with trepidation
TERROR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terror for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of fear
: something that causes very strong feelings of fear : something that is terrifying
: violence that is committed by a person, group, or government in order to frighten people and achieve a political goal
TERROR Defined for Kids
Definition of terror for Students
- They fled in terror.
- All these, however, were mere terrors of the night …
- —Washington Irving, “Sleepy Hollow”
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