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

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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.
28) The lines, "--tell / Whether His countenance can thee affright / Tears in His eyes quench the amazing light" are from Donne's Holy Sonnet "What if this present were the worlds last night?
Cassius interprets the portents that so affright Casca as "instruments of fear and warning / Unto some monstrous state" (1.
Bishop Thomas Sprat (1635-1713) wrote in his laudatory history of the Society that the experimental philosopher "cannot suddenly conclude all extraordinary events to be the immediate Finger of God, because he familiarly beholds the inward workings of things, and thence perceives that many effects, which use to affright the Ignorant, are brought forth by the common Instruments of Nature.
Dickinson's poetico-theological challenges can still affright conventional belief.
Sitting cross-legged around a bundle of sticks and stones, the Clemson Players sought "to cram / Within this wooden O the very casques / That did affright the air at Agincourt" (Prologue 12-14) in the Bellamy Theatre.
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.
Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, And affright them in his sore displeasure.
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.
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.