state of terror

See: panic
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He was in a pitiable state of terror, and he implored my protection.
Taking advantage of the tribal war, the Mahars had gathered their Sagoths in force and fallen upon one tribe after another in rapid succession, wreaking awful havoc among them and reducing them for the most part to as pitiable a state of terror as that from which we had raised them.
It did not try to get away, but crouched down, quivering and cowering, and was in such a pitiable state of terror that I tried, though without effect, to comfort it.
Ali Uy-ur Bulut, Istanbul Branch Chairman of Anatolian Youth Foundation held an explanation in the name of the group and stated that the Israel, the state of terror, is continuing systematical provocation and attacks against Muslims.
He added that "Daash terrorists also executed on Tuesday evening 8 of the employees of the security forces of the army and local police in Essa village, in Sharqat district, in front of their loved ones, and the terrorist organization prevented people from get close to the bodies or transport them or set up a funeral for them, which cause a state of terror and fear in the hearts of the people of the village.
ISIS: The State of Terror provides a close inspection of the kinds of tactics ISIS uses to frighten citizens and lure new soldiers, and provides an assessment of these methods and approaches governments might use to respond to them.
Local sources reported that a group of settlers attacked the houses, threw stones at it, and used racist phrases like "death to Arabs" which caused a state of terror between the citizens, especially the children.
You can't have a perpetual state of terror, so you either destroy them or you talk, but you can't talk if they have a gun at hostages' heads - and if you negotiate from a point of weakness then whatever you concede to will just never be enough.
You can't have a perpetual state of terror, so you either destroy them or you talk, but you can't talk if they have a gun at hostages' heads and if you negotiate from a point of weakness then whatever you concede to will just never be enough.
Al Zbi added the UAE is stepping up the fight against criminal acts committed with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, or taking of hostages, with the purpose to provoke a state of terror in the general public or in a group of persons or particular persons, intimidate a population or compel the government or an international organisation to do or to abstain from doing any act, which constitute offences as defined in the international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism, sign by the country.
Decades later, Angelou described the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a hate crime, then added: "Living in a state of terror was new to many white people in America, but black people have been living in a state of terror in this country for more than 400 years.

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