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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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But it appears to be acceptable that the criminal can frighten that elderly lady who will never recover from the incident or the burglary which may result in her death due to the stress caused to her.
The Stockton South MP, explaining why such controls were needed, told Commons colleagues that her offices had been damaged, adding: "These people will go to any length to frighten us, to try to ensure that we do not change the law.
My resolve will never diminish When I get someone in my life The flame will not relinquish Through all of my strife I was quite terrified as the water streamed down Ever so glad it stopped plip plop He had no intention to frighten me I'm sure he meant no harm But showed me human nature was the alarm J A Branion Riley Square, Bell Green Coventry.
The Friends of Cotteridge Park will be dipping toast in cider and leaving it out for the Robins - said to be the guardians of the orchard - drinking mulled apple juice, making a loud noise to frighten off evil spirits and having a barbecue.
Some horror must have happened at the site of their home, because of the nightmares and waking dreams that frighten Emily and her brother.
Well, yes: he's a baby, and babies are trained in the ways of the devil, designed to frustrate, frighten and freak out all adults.
A MAN who denies trying to murder his father said he threatened him with a large knife to frighten him.
We know the tricks that frighten them because we know what frightens us.
I do think that men are still very wary of women in positions of power," she says, "and clearly my appearance does frighten some people.
Some children also take delight in shouting and waving at him through the garden fence and neighbours say they often poke sticks through their fences to antagonise and frighten their dogs.
Alfred Hitchcock knew how to frighten the audience like no other film-maker.