Definition of Affright. Meaning of Affright. Synonyms of Affright

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Definition of Affright

Affright
Affright Af*fright", p. a. Affrighted. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Affright
Affright Af*fright", n. 1. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror. He looks behind him with affright, and forward with despair. --Goldsmith. 2. The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread. --B. Jonson.
Affright
Affright Af*fright", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affrighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Affrighting.] [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS. [=a]fyrhtan to terrify; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See Fright.] To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm. Dreams affright our souls. --Shak. A drear and dying sound Affrights the flamens at their service quaint. --Milton. Syn: To terrify; frighten; alarm; dismay; appall; scare; startle; daunt; intimidate.

Meaning of Affright from wikipedia

- the tops of Things F16.03.008* 1945 1.527 242 343 Where bells no more affright the morn F05.01.005 1945 1.214 112 114 Where every bird is bold to go 1896...
- "Can this ****-Pit hold within this Woodden O, the very Caskes that did affright the Ayre at Agincourt?" On the night of 28 December 1598 Burbage's sons...
- turbulency tells! In the startled ear of night How they scream out their affright! Too much horrified to speak, They can only shriek, shriek... (Edgar Allan...
- Body, not usualy [sic] Discovered. Shew Nothing to your Freind that may affright him. In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise...
- 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2016. Cohu, Will (3 April 2005). "How they did affright the air at Agincourt". The Daily Telegraph. Levick, Ben (1992). "They Didn't...
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- "What in the day he fears of ****ure woe / At night in dreams, like truth, affrights his mind". Freud’s theory is explained in his Interpretation of Dreams...
- shaking hands fell in such general disuse, that many shrunk back with affright at even the offer of a hand. A person with ****e [mourning crepe], or any...
- summons men," or exhorted it to "praise God, put to flight the coulds, affright the demons, and call the people"; or noted that "it is I who dissipate...
- Smith, a highway thief and murderer, said, "thereto remain, a Terrour to affright All wicked Men that do in Sins delight...this is the Reason, and the Cause...
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