The Terror

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • The Terror the period of fever in the first French Revolution, during which the king, the queen, thousands of victims—the innocent and the guilty—the Girondists, Danton, Madame Roland, and at last Robespierre, were hurried to the guillotine
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Quotations

  • John Arbuthnot
    John Arbuthnot
    “Biography is one of the new terrors of death.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
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    “Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!”
  • Jean-Luc Godard
    Jean-Luc Godard
    “The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.”
  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    “The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terrorterrēre, to frighten.

Usage

In literature:

He eagerly watched for the terror his words should have produced.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Added to the terrors of flood and darkness was that of fire.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The Israelites were paralyzed with terror at the fate which hung over them.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
The terror of men and gods is splendidly portrayed.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
As it was by terror that he mastered the king, so it was by terror that he mastered the people.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The 'Terror' of 1793 at Paris was black and vile enough.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The young girl drew back in terror, as she saw him whom she had thought was her brother.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Can you wonder I'm nearly crazy with the terror of it?
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
You have tasted the sweet mysteries of love, the agonies of death and birth, the terrors of lonely struggle.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The terror in her little heart rendered her quite unreasonable for the time being.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

POLEMIUS.
All my house is in confusion,
Full of terrors, full of horrors;
Ah! how true it is a son
Is the source of many sorrows!--
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Strange was thy journey through the sea
Thy footsteps, Lord, unknown;
Terrors attend the wondrous way
That brings thy mercies down.
"Psalm 77 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The nest now floats, and from the shore,
The tortur'd parent sprung,
With wildest terror hovers o'er,
And shrieks around her young!
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
Therefore the prayerful song I sing
May come to thee in ordered words:
Though lowly born, it needs not cling
In terror to its chords.
"A Prayer for the Past: All sights and sounds of day and yea" by George MacDonald
And she quivered back in terror
From the spirit's offered kiss;
Ah! how often, thus, doth error
Backward fright our souls from bliss!
"Sorrow" by Walter Richard Cassels
'Mong brothers three, who met that fate,
'Twas sad the next, Chung-hang to see.
When on him pressed a hundred men,
A match for all of them was he.
When to the yawning grave he came,
Terror unnerved and shook his frame.
"Lament For Three Brothers" by Confucius

In news:

The European Court of Human Rights had previously halted the extradition of Egyptian-born Hamza and three of the other men to the US on terror charges, saying the case needed further examination.
Americans in Islamabad , Pakistan are being warned to stay away from government buildings and several major hotels in the city because of the threat of terrorism.
TSA, then jumped into action and detained the terror threat.
Don't TSA agents know it's terrible 2's, by 4, kids are past the terror age.
Gauging The Terror Threat.
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Howl -O-Scream 2012 lures unsuspecting victims to explore the terror that grows behind the Dark Side of the Gardens' gate and "Unlock the Fear Inside".
Oklahoma football, the terror of Middle America since, oh, about 1948, is the sentimental favorite in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Israeli drama Policeman explores the terror within: Projections.
The Norwegian press say the man in custody for the terror attacks in Oslo and a nearby island today appears to have acted alone, and doesn't seem to have any links to Islamist militants.
First-time director Juan Antonio Bayona tackles the larger issues raised by the terrors of childhood.
Pentagon Ceremony Marks Anniversary, War on Terrorism Update: On the anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks, the Pentagon began a one-hour ceremony at 9:30 am at the Phoenix Project site, the area damaged in the attack.
It's double the action, double the terror and double the D's with PIRANHA 3 DOUBLE D Own this outrageous and hilarious horror film on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack or 2-D DVD September 4th.
The terror group's number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, would beg to differ.
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt .
On this day, September 11th, many lives were lost in the terror attacks in New York and Washington.
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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
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
A number of trends are driving the demand for secure networks in this fast growing Industry. These include; wireless access, increased bandwidth, legal issues, privacy concerns, people shortages and increased threat to national security (terrorism).
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
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