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
Just this past week there were Iranians arrested in Europe who were preparing to conduct a terror plot in Paris, France.
Their assignment is to retrieve three highly dangerous plutonium cores from a man code-named John Lark, who is working with anarchist terror-network The Syndicate (yes, them again) to bring down the free world.
Gardens changed style to attempt to meet the evolving views of the beautiful, the picturesque or the sublime, with its requisite elements of awe and terror.
The offensive linemen are blocking for a pocket passer, not a terror in the open field.
More than two years after his conviction for making terror threats against governmental facilities in Lake County, a California man was sentenced to six years in prison — then released soon after due to time already spent in custody.
Iran unequivocally condemns all violence & terror anywhere, and is ready to work with all concerned to uncover what is a sinister false flag ploy.
Johnny Robinson, a one-time terror in the defensive backfield for the Chiefs, today operates a home for wayward youth in his home state of Louisiana.
The Nordic nation scored low points for homicides, number of people in jail, and terror acts, earning a 1.096 overall.
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Origin and Etymology of terror
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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