[ US /ˈtɛɹɝ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɛɹɐ/ ]
  1. an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
  2. a very troublesome child
  3. a person who inspires fear or dread
    he was the terror of the neighborhood
  4. the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)
    he used terror to make them confess
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How To Use terror In A Sentence

  • Harsh discipline was the child's lot, and they were often terrorized deliberately and, not infrequently, sexually abused.
  • Most of the child hostages who were seized by terrorists were reported to be alive.
  • In meetings Thursday with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, the country's army chief and others, Gates called the antiterror operations a success so far, "and he acknowledged to all of them that we realize that has come with a great deal of sacrifice for the military," Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said following the sessions. Stars and Stripes
  • But more needs to be done with stories like this particular one, if you want to see your hard work come to fruition in ousting George W. Bush from the White House, along with any other of his cronies who have blood on their hands, from George W. Bush†™ s futile ‘War On Terror†™. Think Progress » 60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall 2002
  • Survivors of the terror attack will give evidence today. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is responsible for internal security, for counter-espionage, for counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism.
  • Reproof with threats sore terror, frightful malison. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • What if a hijacked plane hit a nuclear power plant, what if bioterrorists infected burger bars, what if we were flooded with smallpox?
  • Murder, rape, road rage, dacoities and rampant acts of terrorism have become an everyday affair in all the provincial capitals including the federal capital. Whether A Dictator Or Democrat: Please Explain
  • He had taken a hard line about any country that harbored terrorists, and by his definition Saddam was a terrorist. Plan of Attack
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