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
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.
There are also questions about their more unofficial dealings with terror groups.
Young middle-class lawyers and university teachers and students joined terror groups of which the best known was Naródnaya Volia, or People’s Will.
The president’s response fit his pattern of responding swiftly to apparent terror attacks with demands for tougher immigration laws and with blame for other politicians.
Just like in the Cold War, the balance of terror means that to use nuclear weapons against another nuclear power is to ensure one's own destruction.
See article France ended a two-year state of emergency, imposed following the terror attack on Paris in 2015.
Darren Drake, 32, of New Milford, New Jersey, died as a result of the terror attack in New York City.
Mosques in the New Jersey area are receiving threats following this week’s terror attack in New York City, according to the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
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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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