bogeyman

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Synonyms for bogeyman

Synonyms for bogeyman

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

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I hope it can survive and I hope bogeymen will not reach this newspaper for a long time.
Sometimes, especially at night, when they thought the bogeymen were out there, they ended up scaring themselves.
They are actively engaged in robbing tills of receipts which may be obtained if the insidious preachments of these bogeymen are ignored and sound reason accepted.
The under-12 group had the most with the Bogeymen and Team Wolves reaching the final.
You don't have to be a John Wayne Gacy completist, a POW/MIA stalwart, a cult deprogrammer, or a child suffering from recovered memories of Satanic rape at the hands of your day care center trusties (to name just a few of the real and unreal bogeymen Jenkins drags out of history's dustbin) to appreciate Decade of Nightmares' argument that politics is often mass psychology by another name.
Japan is one of the favorite pedagogical bogeymen, but on a trip to Tokyo I witnessed four people employed to complete every retail transaction and two women required to operate an automatic elevator.
The cult book by Raymond Briggs tells the story of what happens when a family of humans meet the Bogeymen and their dank, foul underworld.
Adapted from the cult children's book by Raymond Briggs, it tells the tale of what happens when a family of Drycleaners (that's humans to you and me) get entangled with Bogeymen and their dank, distasteful, fetid and foul underworld, building an excting adventure on to Briggs' grime loving creations.
Thanks in large measure to a majority of sensible judges on the supreme judicial court of Massachusetts, lesbians and gay men have now displaced African-Americans as the favorite bogeymen (and -women) of the Republican Party.
The FBI and the CIA, omnipotent bogeymen of my radical youth, turn out to possess archaic software and a system of information flow designed by Franz Kafka.
This results in a nuanced account of what it was to be a child before the 18th century: too much playing was considered potentially harmful, bogeymen were commonly used to warn children not to go too far, corporal punishments were widespread practice, one was sent to work or boarding school at an early age, and fathers always had to be obeyed.
JUST how many bogeymen does the world need now the Cold War's ended?
The adopted granddaughter of Death, Susan (Michelle Dockery, below) walked through walls, stopped time and shooed away bogeymen from under the beds of children.
Our former bogeymen Jose Quitongo and Brian McPhee were both anonymous.
Now, in Ronny Hu's long mooted horror-thriller, these two fearsome big screen bogeymen meet in a showdown to prove who's the scariest of themall.