frighten


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I was so quiet, and so obedient, and so easily frightened. The finding London was the hard part, and there you helped me.
Innocent as I had been of any intention to terrify and agitate her, my heart smote me as I looked at the poor, pale, frightened face.
The woodman and his wife, being awakened by the noise, peeped through a crack in the door; but when they saw a wolf was there, you may well suppose that they were sadly frightened; and the woodman ran for his axe, and gave his wife a scythe.
He had left them completely frightened; and Harriet eagerly clinging to him, and hardly able to speak, had just strength enough to reach Hartfield, before her spirits were quite overcome.
She was not frightened, because he was a harmless little thing who would not hurt her and he seemed in a hurry to get out of the room.
Oh, she was so frightened! Oh, where was Julia Mills!
"And then I got to Stoniton, and I began to feel frightened that night, because I was so near home.
When he heard his mother spoken of harshly or when he overheard her berating his father, he was frightened and ran away to hide.
"It was only yesterday," said George, "as I was busy loading stones into a cart, that young Mas'r Tom stood there, slashing his whip so near the horse that the creature was frightened. I asked him to stop, as pleasant as I could,--he just kept right on.
"I am frightened," Saxon quavered huskily, with a half-sob of nervousness.
'Yes, sir,' she rejoined, trembling and frightened as she was.
Lecount; 'and you and Miss Vanstone shall judge for yourselves if I have frightened you without a cause.'