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
But in light of events that happened this year — including the mass shooting in Las Vegas and two terror attacks in the city between October and December — certain additions had to be made.
Concerns about terror attacks and unrest have dampened travel to Egypt, Turkey and other destinations in North Africa and the Middle East.
North Korea has a history of supporting terror attacks and assassination attempts against its southern neighbor.
On the same day a terror attack was reported in New York City, officials at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee were reminding air travelers of new security measures being rolled out at the airport Monday.
The scene, in the wake of the worst terror attack in New York City since 9/11, was surreal, with the kids in costume on the streets, the sirens, and the helicopters in the sky.
On Tuesday, eight people were killed in what has been deemed a terror attack in lower Manhattan.
President Donald Trump responded to Tuesday's terror attack in New York City by calling on the Department of Homeland Security to increase vetting of immigrants coming into the United States.
China is just like the West, its officials say: the country is a victim of terror, and Uighur men are pulled by global jihadi ideology rather than driven by grievances at home.
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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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