frighten

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scare

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frighten something or someone off or away

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It has ever been a sore puzzle to me, and I have my suspicions, which I have held for years, but which even the thought of so frightens me that I shudder to speculate upon the consequences of voicing them aloud.
To tell you the truth, though, he rather frightens me.
Sometimes, too, when he frightens me, it seems that he is a bulldog I have taken for a plaything, like some of the 'frat' girls, and he is tugging hard, and showing his teeth, and threatening to break loose.
I have asked him to tell me what his extraordinary conduct means--and he has refused, in language that frightens me.
that wretch not only frightens Grace--she actually frightens me.
The thought of the long day's travel with the dogs appalls me; the thought of the keen frost in the morning and of the frozen sled-lashings frightens me--"
Anne, my happiness frightens me," whispered Leslie.
Hattersley's wife, I must try to love him; and I do try with all my might; but I have made very little progress yet; and the worst symptom of the case is, that the further he is from me the better I like him: he frightens me with his abrupt manners and strange hectoring ways, and I dread the thoughts of marrying him.
There are demons down there, quite black, standing in front of boilers, and they wield shovels and pitchforks and poke up fires and stir up flames and, if you come too near them, they frighten you by suddenly opening the red mouths of their furnaces.
McGREGOR hung up the little jacket and the shoes for a scare-crow to frighten the blackbirds.
You didn't frighten me," she retorted, with a touch of fire.
answered the other, "I am sure you frighten me out of my wits now.
It was wrong to send such a letter, it was wrong to frighten Miss Fairlie.