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  • n. Plural form of terror.

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Examples

  • Supported by the goddess Athena and sabotaged by the god Poseidon, Odysseus makes his way homeward past such obstacles as the man-eating sirens and the twin terrors of sea-sucking Scylla and six-headed Charybdis.

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  • At the beginning of Chapter V (Plate 12), Los "shrunk" in "terrors" from his task (12.20),

    'Points of Contact': Blake and Whitman

  • Revolution and British literary delight in terrors and spectres was not unique to Mathias.

    Haunted Britain in the 1970s

  • It had been well, if such vain terrors could have distracted our thoughts from more tangible evils.

    III.7

  • 49 Such vain terrors disturbed the peace of society, and the happiness of individuals; and the harmless flame which insensibly melted a waxen image, might derive a powerful and pernicious energy from the affrighted fancy of the person whom it was maliciously designed to represent.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I think that the sight of this mountain, drawing ever nearer, vividly recalled his terrors and caused him to desire to efface the bad impression he knew he had made on us, to whom he looked for safety.

    Allan and the Holy Flower

  • For at Montauto one of the terrors was the cohort of great spiders.

    Memories of Hawthorne

  • I confess, in spite of the bright daylight, it gave me a turn to find myself once more in that fatal room, and recall the terrors of the night when I saw it last.

    Kilgorman A Story of Ireland in 1798

  • An episode of sleep terrors occurs when a person sits up in bed with a look of intense fear, often making a cry or piercing scream.

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  • The more anxious they become that they can't repeat that first success, the more often they become hostile, difficult to work with, "terrors" at work and then are barely able to contain their anxiety out in the investment world where they're trying to court new capital.

    Mark Goulston, M.D.: Just Listen Microsoft - An Opportunist Does Not a Visionary Make

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