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
Across the Atlantic, as Kaczynski’s campaign of terror was coming to an end, Britain’s Barclays Bank began receiving crude letter bombs as part of a one-man extortion crime wave.
Neighboring countries have been drawn into the terror group's attempt to carve out an Islamic state, including Niger, where four American servicemen were killed last year.
Amaq, which was created in 2014 and over the years became the terror group’s main outlet for its claims regarding attacks, has been developing its own software and online hosting infrastructure since 2015, according to Interpol.
Indeed, that’s in large part why terror groups — particularly ISIS — encourage their followers to use this method of attack.
One Republican lawmaker compared the city's actions to the Islamic State in which the terror group destroyed ancient sites in Syria.
The series of protests was planned by Hamas — the Palestinian Islamist militia ruling Gaza, which is considered a terror group by the United States, Europe and Israel — to mark the rare confluence of Land Day and several other events.
Mohamed Elshinawy, 33, received money from the terror group in the summer of 2015 and discussed undertaking a shooting or bomb attack.
Since when has Turkey had an issue of sitting down at a table with terror groups?
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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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