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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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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.
She said it was because it was so windy she was afraid she would get the tooth-ache and not because she was frightened of the ghost of the dog that haunted the bridge in Uncle James' hollow.
Oh, she was so frightened! Oh, where was Julia Mills!
"And then I got to Stoniton, and I began to feel frightened that night, because I was so near home.
"Brittles," I says, when I had woke him, "don't be frightened!"'
"Can you talk to me without feeling frightened, and without forgetting that I am a friend?"

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