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Synonyms for affright

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

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affrighting simple people from receiving the Truth" (qtd.
20) But in "Governor Pyncheon," the narrator looks into the dead father's face without a loss of power; a key feature of the romance, Hawthorne notes, is that the romancer gains the ability to face down such specters: "Ghosts might enter here, without affrighting us" ("Custom-House," p.