terrorize

Definitions

  • Ainsworth, Yale's terror in an uphill game
    Ainsworth, Yale's terror in an uphill game
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v terrorize fill with terror; frighten greatly
    • v terrorize coerce by violence or with threats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.
    • v. t Terrorize To impress with terror; to coerce by intimidation. "Humiliated by the tyranny of foreign despotism, and terrorized by ecclesiastical authority."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When possums are "playing possum" they're not playing they are actually passed out from sheer terror.
    • terrorize To fill with terror; control or coerce by terror; terrify; appal. Also spelled terrorise.
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Quotations

  • David Lloyd George
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    “A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer.”
  • John Arbuthnot
    John Arbuthnot
    “Biography is one of the new terrors of death.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.”
  • George Santayana
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    “Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.”
  • Sam Kinison
    Sam Kinison
    “I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. terroriser,

Usage

In literature:

The pope had excommunicated Ottocar, and the terrors of the curse of the pope, were driving captains and nobles from his service.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Then slowly a look of terror came over Brent's face.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
Instead of filling the Saxons with terror, it inspired them with revengeful fury.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There's nothing about this terror of death in the Scriptures.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
Roy clung in terror to the leg of his father.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Wrath was upon the faces of the elder couple, and nothing less than terror upon Susannah's white cheeks.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
And when, later, she saw peering into the port-hole of her stateroom, dismay became terror.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
The terror was so very close.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
They've run into the terror beam.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
All this terror was plainly excited by the being that crouched in their midst.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

The youth her painful terror saw,
And with a manly sterness said,
In a firm voice, inspiring awe,
"Cornelia I must be obeyed."
"The Stag" by William Hayley
At length the parting morn arose,
For her in sadness drest,
While boding thoughts of future woes
With terror heav'd her breast.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Perhaps upon the stormy seas,
Where raging billows wildly roll,
The terrors of despair may seize
Upon the dark and guilty soul.
"New Year's Hymn" by James Monroe Whitfield
The bees forgot to sound alarm,
And did not pause their gates to lock;
A topaz terror took by storm
The tower of the hollyhock.
"The Assault (Amazilia cerviniventris)" by Maurice Thompson
The poor bees William had affrighted
In more terror did not haste
Than he from bush to bush, benighted
And alone amid the waste.
"The Two Bees" by Charles Lamb
It is we must answer and hasten,
and open wide the door
For the rich man’s hurrying terror,
and the slow-foot hope of the poor.
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris

In news:

The terror group is still dangerous, even if its ability to attack the United States has diminished.
Foley artist John Gzowski creates terror from a Slinky, balloon and metal ashtray .
Web provocateur undermines war on terror, threatens American lives.
The administration claims the War on Terror is over.
Not long after President Obama took office, he unofficially put an end to a favorite phrase of his predecessor: the "global war on terror".
49 militants killed by Russia in Caucasus operation, says state anti-terror agency.
Investigators have opened a case under terrorism laws.
Political caving on terror trials.
Moussaoui is charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism in connection with the Sept 11 attacks.
' Concise ' terror alertsto replace color codes.
9/11 Terror Plotter Can Wear Camo Vest in Courtroom: Judge.
9/11 Terror Plotter Can Wear Camo Vest in Courtroom : Judge.
United States officials say that when they begin military tribunals for prisoners charged with terrorism, they greatly want the trials to be seen as fair, both in the nation and throughout the world.
Juror `bias' in terror verdicts.
Late last year, President Obama signed a defense spending bill that provides for indefinite military detention of anyone suspected of terrorism, including American citizens.
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In science:

S. Bar, S. Marek, B. Mersinger, L. Shelley, L., An investigation into the North African Crime-Terror Nexus, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (2005).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
K. Haahr-Escolano, Algerian Salafists and the New Face of Terror in Spain, Terrorism Monitor 2, 21 (2004).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
Craig-Hart, P. Williams, S. Simon, N. Abdullaev, B. Stanislawski and L. Covill, Methods not Motives: Exploring links between transnational organised crime and international terrorism, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NJC211207 (2005).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
P. Williams, Transnational Criminal Networks, John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt (eds) (2001) Networks and Netwars: The future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy Santa Monica, California.
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
The interdiction problem arises in a variety of areas including military logistics, infectious disease control, and counter-terrorism.
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
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