fright

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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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As she passed a group of natives squatted nearby one of the number arose and approached her, and as she halted, half in fright, a low voice whispered:
But it was left to the Virgin to give him his final fright.
Other men might have been spoiled by this and led to lose their heads; but the only effect on him was to increase his fright.
Yes, plenty fright," he confessed, with an air of dismissing the subject.
I speak you true," Oti broke into speech, "then you savve we fright now.
His jaws let go their grip, and he leaped backward to escape this strange danger, his lips drawn back from his fangs, his throat snarling, every hair bristling with rage and fright.
She sank her fangs into her mate's shoulder in reproof; and he, frightened, unaware of what constituted this new onslaught, struck back ferociously and in still greater fright, ripping down the side of the she-wolf's muzzle.
The city was now in a terrible fright, and everybody was under concern for their friends.
The next morning he had a sore chest and a bleeding back; and, excepting the fright, that was all that he had gained by the Shoes of Fortune.
She therefore no sooner opened the door, and saw her master standing by the bedside in his shirt, with a candle in his hand, than she started back in a most terrible fright, and might perhaps have swooned away, had he not now recollected his being undrest, and put an end to her terrors by desiring her to stay without the door till he had thrown some cloathes over his back, and was become incapable of shocking the pure eyes of Mrs Deborah Wilkins, who, though in the fifty-second year of her age, vowed she had never beheld a man without his coat.
I remained in this fright nearly two hours, and scarce ever kept my eye from the window or door of the inn where they were.
I rested me a little and went on; my blood was all in a fire; my heart beat as if I was in a sudden fright.