horripilate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v horripilate cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps "Hitchcock movies horripilate me"
    • v horripilate have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps "I horripilate when I see violence on television"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • horripilate To produce horripilation in; cause to shrink or creep, as flesh.
    • horripilate To have goose-flesh.
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Usage

In literature:

And all the citizens and the subjects from the country horripilated in joy.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
And all the citizens and the subjects from the country horripilated in joy.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The whole company were in a state of horripilation.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
But, suddenly, through all the horripilation there seemed to shine a light.
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
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