fright

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Synonyms for fright

Synonyms for fright

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

an unsightly object

Synonyms for fright

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They were so weak from fright that they could not walk, but had to sit down on the way.
The woman crept near and looked on, eagerly, lov- ingly, but timorously, -- like one who fears a repulse; indeed, she tried furtively to touch the man's forehead, and jumped back, the picture of fright, when I turned unconsciously toward her.
Stuart, in their first interview, to shoot the giant chief with his pistol, and the fright caused among the warriors by presenting the rifles, had probably added the stimulus of pique to their usual horse- stealing propensities.
And then," said Tip to himself, with a laugh, "she'll squeal louder than the brown pig does when I pull her tail, and shiver with fright worse than I did last year when I had the ague
When she had recently insisted that the same man had been at the head of her father's creatures in an attempt to rescue her, both von Horn and Professor Maxon scoffed at the idea, until at last she was convinced that the fright and the firelight had conspired to conjure in her brain the likeness of one who was linked by memory to another time of danger and despair.
A Kru boy, who called out with fright, was felled to the ground by Trent with a blow which would have staggered an ox.
Rosa, in her fright, made vain attempts to check this furious outbreak.
Too much fright bang 'm head belong me," Gogoomy said proudly.
And yet it was from her that he was destined to receive next to his severest fright.
You fella kanaka just like 'm dog--plenty fright along that fella trader.
One Eye sprang back with a snort of sudden fright, then shrank down to the snow and crouched, snarling threats at this thing of fear he did not understand.
In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed, but then every one knew him, and his owner came up and gave him a sound cudgelling for the fright he had caused.
His lady, in the utmost despair with this fright, came to the window, with two candles in her hand, that she might be known; and cried out, for God's sake to call the guards.
You see he ought to have said that sooner; for the moment he expressed the wish his head was free; and cured of all his paroxysms of love, he hastened off to his room, where the pains consequent on the fright the Shoes had prepared for him, did not so soon take their leave.
His face had changed; fright had turned even the tip of his nose from red to deepest purple.