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

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for their military exercises differ not at all from the real use of their arms, but every soldier is every day exercised, and that with great diligence, as if it were in time of war, which is the reason why they bear the fatigue of battles so easily; for neither can any disorder remove them from their usual regularity, nor can fear affright them out of it, nor can labor tire them; .
Though the sight of you may affright the gaze of the vulgar-minded with an unknown dread, in contemplation of you my heart finds the charm of deep emotion and high thought.
Barnum's traveling troupe chooses to affright us with.
Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, And affright them in his sore displeasure.
The seriousness of your principles will affright [your contemporaries], but
And it is an enterprise so bold, that it cannot fall into a wise man's thoughts, but affright him.
Still (and again this fits in with tragic theory), its ghost lurks behind, leaping ftom refrigerator or freezer to affright the family as turkey hash, turkey noodle casserole, turkey sandwiches, even turkey croquettes.
Though she lives with her father in a castle near to the invading Moorish army, she is unafraid, uttering feisty comments such as, "do you thinke a Sarazins head, / Or a Blackamoores face can affright me, let me then / Be afraid of every chimney sweeper" (2.
Catherine's gothic fantasies at the Abbey come in two stages: the evening affright about the trunk and the cabinet on her first night at the Abbey, and the more extended suspicions about the General.
In the prologue to Henry V, the chorus asks, 'Or may we cram / Within this wooden O the very casques / That did affright the air at Agincourt'?
So it spoke Therewith, in loathing and affright At that strange city of the night.
23v: "O Christ, great maker of earth and humankind, whom all things fear, who likewise, with forking flame, affright humans; we hymn you with what praises you merit and give you the thanks of our prayers, beloved father, for alt such as you now provide us.
When Wilson shewed me to bed, he carried me up into a dark and dirty garret, there stripped me, and carried my cloaths out of the room, which I saw no more, for upwards of a month, but lay chained to this bad bed, all that time; this appears to be their breaking in garret; under the ridgetree is a box for the harbour of pigeons, which they disturb in the night time, to affright their prisoner when he should rest.
In the silence of the night How we shiver with affright At the melancholy meaning [or menace of their] of the tone
that have bit off some of their fingers, some their toes, nay, and hath killed some before they have wakened; yet this doth not at all affright them.