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  • verb Present participle of affright.


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  • And yet for all these terrors of conscience, affrighting punishments which are so frequent, or whatsoever else may cause or aggravate this fearful malady in other religions, I see no reason at all why a papist at any time should despair, or be troubled for his sins; for let him be never so dissolute a caitiff so notorious

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Unfortunately this is a good example of a truly hideous radio spot where both the writing and the voicing wind up affrighting the ear of any listener with half a clue.

    Afrighting the ear

  • Which sight somewhat affrighting him, he yet boldly demaunded, what and who he was?

    The Decameron

  • Neverthelesse, such hath been my care and cost, that I have rescued her out of deaths griping power; and, in a meere charitable disposition, which honest affection caused me to beare her; of a body, full of terror and affrighting (as then she was) I have caused her to become thus lovely as you see.

    The Decameron

  • As for us, we fell upon the most dismal and affrighting part of time, in which we were exposed by our production to manifold and inextricable wants and necessities.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • How long was she to enjoy her continual opportunities of affrighting and injuring me?

    Uncle Silas

  • And under what charter of rights does it slink among the coral and weed affrighting God-fearing man under the cloak of his first subtle enemy?

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Delightful plundering, like affrighting battles, had to end.


  • The darkness that had halted Gordon was weird and affrighting.


  • Delightful plundering, like affrighting battles, had to end.



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