terrify


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The lightning did not terrify her, for she knew little of the value of life, and fancied much concerning the heroism of being indifferent to it.
This speech was immediately published throughout the kingdom; nor did any thing terrify the people so much as those encomiums on his majesty's mercy; because it was observed, that the more these praises were enlarged and insisted on, the more inhuman was the punishment, and the sufferer more innocent.
I do not tell you this, madame, to terrify you; no, it is even ridiculous for me to name it to you, and, believe me, I take no heed of such dreams.
Unruly," Comminges smiled; "you wish to terrify me, I suppose.
In his earnestness he had neglected to soften clown the narrative so that it might not terrify the heart of this unworldly infant.
Yet the riders among these numerous obstructions, which were such as would terrify an unpracticed eye, gave no demonstrations of uneasiness as their horses toiled through the sloughs or trotted with uncertain paces along the dark route.