fright

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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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Giles,' said a shorter man; who was by no means of a slim figure, and who was very pale in the face, and very polite: as frightened men frequently are.
"How dare you frighten a poor helpless woman like that?"
"I'm sorry I frightened you out of your favorite stamping ground," he said rather aimlessly.
PETER was most dreadfully frightened; he rushed all over the garden, for he had forgotten the way back to the gate.
it is strange to see how fearless some men are: I never could bring myself to touch anything belonging to a dead man, on any account.--He seemed frightened enough too at the ghost, I thought.
'Will you have all that is here?' At this the thieves were frightened, and said, 'Softly, softly!
Besides, if you ask me who was to blame in the first place, I tell you it wasn't your aunt; she was frightened into it."
She joined Anne at the top of the stairs--looked at her--and wrote a line on her slate: "Frightened to go in?
"There is no reason at all," said he quietly, "except the fashion; they say that a horse would be so frightened to see the wheels of his own cart or carriage coming behind him that he would be sure to run away, although of course when he is ridden he sees them all about him if the streets are crowded.
A child on the watch, came towards them to beg; and Miss Bickerton, excessively frightened, gave a great scream, and calling on Harriet to follow her, ran up a steep bank, cleared a slight hedge at the top, and made the best of her way by a short cut back to Highbury.
Very soon it made her intensely drowsy, and she went back to her nursery and shut herself in again, frightened by cries she heard in the huts and by the hurrying sound of feet.
And she was so frightened he might try to come for all and get tore up by the dog and it was a bull-dog too that would never let go.