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
There are also questions about their more unofficial dealings with terror groups.
Sirte served as an important logistics and planning hub for ISIS leaders, and it was considered a potential fallback if the terror group were to lose its de facto capital in Syria.
The simple answer as to why there is no criminal law on domestic terror is that U.S. law has not yet caught up with the changing nature of the terrorist threat.
The Uzbek government has been a partner with the United States in the war on terror.
That series was also a bleaker riff on a previous series, turning the struggle of humanity against the Cylons — a society of robots that mankind created — into one of the best fictional treatments of the war on terror.
America is losing the war on terror, yet many Americans think the United States is winning.
Perhaps the closest recent comparison to Prayuth would be former Pakistani army chief Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who emerged as a close ally of President George W. Bush in the war on terror.
This simulation in turn became the real basis for interrogating detainees in the war on terror.
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Synonymsaffliction, hang-up, demon, torment
Related Wordsbête noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear, hobgoblin, ogre
Near Antonymsaplomb, assurance, boldness, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, hardihood, intrepidity, intrepidness, stoutness, valor; audacity, guts, nerve
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
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legal Definition of terror
- inflict terror by forced entry or unlawful assembly
- an act of terror
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