[ UK /ɐfɹˈa‍ɪt/ ]
  1. an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
  1. cause fear in
    The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    Ghosts could never affright her
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How To Use affright In A Sentence

  • The winter closed in upon an "affrighted" population. Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History
  • Pain, poverty, and all the other wild beasts of life which so affrighten others, I am so bold as to think I could look in the face without shrinking, without losing respect for myself, faith in man's high destinies, or trust in God. Self help; with illustrations of conduct and perseverance
  • These covenants are turned skeletons, fearsome and affrighting, and former respect to them is like gradually to dwine away under a consumption. Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies
  • So that the hopes and fears of men are now perfectly awakened, and all sorts of considerations that may serve to quicken and encourage our obedience, and to deter and affrighten men from a wicked life, are exposed to the view of all men, and do stare every man's conscience in the face. The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 06.
  • When I heard these words, I said to him, ‘O lion, I take asylum with thee, that thou mayest kill the son of Adam and be steadfast in resolve to his slaughter; verily I fear him for myself with extreme fear and to my fright affright is added for that thou also dreadest the son of Adam, albeit thou art Sultan of savage beasts.’ The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Tell me, why this strong young colt, foaled in some peaceful valley of Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey — why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness — why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright? Moby Dick; or the Whale
  • In the morning we began to ascend this stream, and during our progress, we were obliged to keep men in advance, to affrighten the buffaloes and wild horses [26] from our path. Pattie's Personal Narrative, 1824--1830
  • The plunge of the engine, that now and again whimpered affrightedly in the darkness, could be felt through the whole train, as one feels beneath one the fierce play of the loins of a runaway horse. In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World
  • Ghosts could never affright her
  • Now meanwhile, Zurayk dreamt that he saw a bird fly away with the purse and awaking in affright, said to his wife, “Rise; look for the purse.” The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
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