frightening


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Other frightening phenomenon included growing old, failure, ghosts, the dark, new situations, crime and rejection.
His case is particularly frightening since he is now being held for indefinite detention with no charges filed, no trial scheduled, and absolutely no due process.
Acting strong in the face of all she has to contend with is taking its toll, and one night Liza lets down her guard and gets drunk with her new boyfriend, frightening herself badly with her loss of control (there's no sex, though).
Urging the church to start a dialogue with those who can no longer accept "premodern theological concepts," Spong suggests that "the time has come for the Church to invite its people into a frightening journey into the mystery of God and to stop proclaiming that somehow the truth of God is still bound by either our literal scriptures or our literal creeds" (21).
Most teenagers cannot wait to drive, but when they sit behind the wheel for the first time it can be frightening.
Cavallo danced with a stunning technique (and exquisite hands) and with a musical efficiency that seemed to match Martins's ideals of high-speed movement--and she impressed as the only black swan to execute the thirty-two frightening fouettes (the others did only twelve).
A passenger said: "It really was a frightening experience but the staff handled it very well.
Story after story relates how these New Age winged spirits either rescue folks from catastrophic events or offer a warm, nurturing presence in the face of cold and frightening situations--and all without requiring any sign of repentance, conversion, or doctrinal allegiance.
Michele Harmon's side effects were frightening but truly short term.
California students' earthquake nightmares were no more emotionally intense than other frightening dreams.
DALLAS -- A catastrophe such as Hurricane Katrina can be frightening and difficult to explain to a child.
Mrs Henderson, 43, who lives with her husband David, Lois, and son, Callum, 11, added: "They told me I'd been the only one who'd complained but I imagine it would be frightening to any young child.
DETECTIVES are hunting robbers who subjected Coventry shopworkers to a frightening raid.
We have got players here capable of frightening other defences.
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