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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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Then Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter.
It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing known for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.
The beast was growling frightfully, and then upon the startled ears of the Belgian, broke a similar savage growl from the lips of the man rushing upon the beast.
The ship was listing frightfully to starboard, rendering the port boats useless, while half the starboard boats had been demolished by the explosion.
I took in much of this in the few seconds during which we stood facing each other, and I also observed another salient feature of her appearance: she was frightfully dirty
Gels," he explained, "and you, Granet, I'm frightfully sorry but I can't keep you here another second.
We were not fighters like them; we were cunning and cowardly, and it was because of our cunning and cowardice, and our inordinate capacity for fear, that we survived in that frightfully hostile environment of the Younger World.
China's awakening, with her four hundred millions and the scientific advance of the world, was frightfully astounding.
They had not time to question each other before the hissing became frightfully intense, and suddenly there appeared to their dazzled eyes an enormous meteor, ignited by the rapidity of its course and its friction through the atmospheric strata.
I noticed that he was frightfully pale, and that his face was lined as if from the effects of some terrible suffering.
Besides, the water was frightfully cold, and his was anything but a rugged constitution.
As mysteriously, as frightfully, and as cordially as that midnight clock- bell speaketh it to me, which hath experienced more than one man: