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
Hope that we would be kept safe from the kind of terror Europe is dealing with.
Arpaio’s reign of terror extended beyond his prison’s gates.
Pictures of people fleeing an Ariana Grande concert in England after a bombing in the spring and running from a marketplace near London Bridge after a terror attack this summer remain fresh in people’s minds.
Hourihan contrasted the memo’s focus on support for breakthrough military technologies, technology to prevent terror attacks, and helping older Americans remain healthy with the large cuts for those same areas that Trump has proposed.
And then—oil, terror, dollars and cents—times changed.
Federal officials, who launched a civil rights investigation Saturday, have approached the incident as both an act of terror and a civil rights case.
Despite my initial terror, stepping out of my comfort zone has been the best part of interning at Ink.
Such are the hazards of heading the elite counter-terror force in a steamy metropolis of 20m with a reputation as the most dangerous city in Asia.
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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
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”
legal Definition of terror
- inflict terror by forced entry or unlawful assembly
- an act of terror
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