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  • adj. Terrified.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of affright.

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Examples

  • a general massacre, fled in affrighted haste to Jerusalem.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The winter closed in upon an "affrighted" population.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History

  • Colonel Hutchinson, only till "she was fit to leave her chamber," and whether "affrighted" or not, the marriage was consummated early in 1628.

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

  • The trembling women were smitten into an ecstasy of bewildered fear (as one of the words, 'affrighted' might more accurately be rendered), and his consolation to them, 'Be not affrighted, ye seek Jesus,' suggests that, in all the great sweep of the unseen universe, whatsoever beings may people that to us apparently waste and solitary space, howsoever many they may be,

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark

  • Peaceful cities are affrighted by the crack of rifles and the snarl of machine-guns, and the hearts of the shuddering are shaken by the roar of dynamite.

    WANTED: A NEW LAW OF DEVELOPMENT

  • All movement ceases, the sky clears, the heavens are as brass; the slightest whisper seems sacrilege, and man becomes timid, affrighted at the sound of his own voice.

    THE WHITE SILENCE

  • This red banner, by the way, symbolizes the brotherhood of man, and does not symbolize the incendiarism that instantly connects itself with the red banner in the affrighted bourgeois mind.

    Revolution

  • She would almost stop, as though climbing a mountain, then rapidly rolling to right and left as she gained the summit of a huge sea, she steadied herself and paused for a moment as though affrighted at the yawning precipice before her.

    Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan

  • In the town of New Madrid, Lorenzo Dow heard "The screams of the affrighted inhabitants running to and fro, not knowing where to go, or what to do -- the cries of the fowls and beasts of every species -- the cracking of trees falling, and the roaring of the Mississippi."

    Landon Jones: The New Madrid Earthquake: 200 Years Later

  • Because of their unchecked and unbalanced imagination they mistake the half of life for the whole, and when forced to face the whole are affrighted and shocked.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

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