frightfulness

Definitions

  • "He started back in fright as his own image appeared to him"
    "He started back in fright as his own image appeared to him"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n frightfulness the quality of being frightful
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frightfulness The quality of being frightful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frightfulness The quality of being frightful.
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Quotations

  • Walter Benjamin
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    “To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “People die of fright and live of confidence.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.”
  • Francoise Sagan
    Francoise Sagan
    “To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.”
  • Hannah More
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    “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
  • Micheal Mescon
    Micheal Mescon
    “The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.”

Usage

In literature:

What a frightful thing!
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
A terrific bundle; one to cause fright.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
The people along the Mississippi were paralyzed with fright.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Grannie," cried the child, in a sad fright, "what great sharp teeth you have!
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
What it meant she knew not, but screamed in fright, her assailant screaming as loudly.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The boy himself was almost as limp with fright as the creature that was carried by Nonowit to the main cabin.
"Some Three Hundred Years Ago" by Edith Gilman Brewster
Wash, finding his voice, uttered a shrill scream of fright that brought the Overland Riders to their feet in alarm.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
The weather was frightful.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Mrs. Ripley was in a frightful mood about it, but she held herself in check for several days.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Bacon was now in a frightful temper.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

"And as to being in a fright,
Allow me to remark
That Ghosts have just as good a right
In every way, to fear the light,
As Men to fear the dark."
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
And when he meets me at the dusk of day
To call me home for ever, this I ask—
That he may lead me friendly on that way
And wear no frightful mask.
"To Sleep" by C S Lewis
You’re a looser if whenever
Cannot understand your child,
Drew child’s whisper – what’s a shame there!
Bigger shame – to raise his fright!
"Children" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
To light and song my yearning aimed;
To that deep breast of song and light
Which men have barrenest proclaimed;
As 'tis to senses pricked with fright.
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
The mountains shook like frighted sheep,
Like lambs the little hillocks leap;
Not Sinai on her base could stand,
Conscious of sovereign power at hand.
"Psalm 114" by Isaac Watts
Cheer up thy spirits — raise thy head —
Why wilt thou live in so much fear?
Behold thy Saviour's bloody bed,
There, now is nothing frightful there.
"A Comfortable Conference Between A Pious Sick Man And His Soul, Against The Fear Of Death" by Rees Prichard

In news:

McIlroy gives classy Foster early fright.
Nearly 550 kids converge at Hoover Public Library's Full Moon Fright Fest.
Melrose barn converted to scary fright house.
Melrose Haunted Orchard gives the creeps with fright house- converted barn.
The fright flick "The Final Destination " remained the No.
Donaghmoyne ladies from Monaghan retained their Ulster senior ladies club crown but they got a real fright from Termon of Donegal at Augher.
Frights found at the dinner table .
"Wake in Fright": The Wickedest Walkabout Returns, Lurid as Ever.
Put on your jammies and head to the Aero for an all-night fright fest featuring zombies, vampires, crazed killers, and supernatural beings.
'Sinister' an enjoyable edgy fright flick.
The prank involves a truly terrifying stunt involving unsuspecting members of the public getting a huge fright in an elevator .
In Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright, a city boy is swallowed up by the outback.
In honor of Friday the 13th, it was Fright Night at NYSEG Stadium.
Others find it a mix between overblown fright flick and art film.
A Monstrous Parody' is a frightfully fun remake of 'Madeline.
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In science:

The VGRFs were obtained from the test report of Zebris FDM, the resultant force from Fsum (t) = Flef t (t) + Fright (t + to ).
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
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