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Synonyms for terror

Synonyms for terror

great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

Synonyms for terror

an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

a person who inspires fear or dread

the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)

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Gilbert's strategem "did bringe greate terrour to the people, when thei sawe the heddes of their dedde fathers, brothers, children, kinsfolke and friends.
Against two most mighty and fierce tirants, Amurathes and Mahumetes, through the Lords might, he defended all Pannonia, and therefore was called the thunderbolt and terrour of the Turkes.
My nature, and the terrour of my name / To harbour thoughts effeminate and faint" (1 Tam, 5.
For the laws of nature (as Justice, Equity, Modesty, Mercy, and (in summe) doing to others, as we would be done into,) of themselves," as Hobbes declares in Leviathan, "without the terrour of some Power, to cause them to be observed, are contrary to all our naturall Passions, that carry us to Partiality, Pride, Revenge, and the like" (Leviathan 2.
Knolles writes in the epistle dedicatory, "your Majestie hath not disdained in your Lepanto, or Heroicall Song, with your learned Muse to adorne and set forth the greatest and most glorious victorie that ever was by anie the Christian confederat princes obtained against these the Othoman Kings or Emperors" Only by James's vigilance--and that of other princes--can the Turks' ambitious plans be curtailed or thwarted; such resistance constitutes, Knolles suggests, "the barbarous enemies greatest terrour.
Therefore before the names of Just, and Unjust can have place, there must be some coercive power, to compel men equally to the performance of their Covenants, by the terrour of some punishment, greater than the benefit they expect by the breach of their Covenant.
The believer, Hooker informed his "Familist" enemies, needed to "examine" the condemnable heart, to experience the Lord's displeasure to the point of "humiliation, terrour, and vexation," to "repent and sorrow for sinne.