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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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That Night a Monster is a frightfully charming, full-color graphic novel for all ages.
This supernatural animated adventure cost PS129million and made a frightfully good PS592million at the box office.
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service provides a new 'Royal Spyness mystery revolving around a distantly royal relative who is penniless and resourceful, Lady Georgiana Rannoch.
This book explores the notion of a hare travelling with her grandmother to London, experiencing the sights, the smells, the sounds and tastes of the city in a frightfully, frightfully English manner.
Didn't seem to bother that frightfully talented Novak Djokovic chappie too much though, did it?
"The garbage patches could be a frightfully efficient mechanism for corrupting our food chain with toxic microplastics," says Eriksen.
the filthy rich--is thrust to the foreground, character definition, dialogue and action wind up frightfully overdetermined.
Researchers decided they needed to know the range, coverage area and other factors of projectile vomiting, but they quickly learned using human test subjects tended to be erratic, frightfully messy and foul smelling.
Conner paints a frightfully accurate picture of the craziness of our society and the pitiful "head in the sand" attitude of our political leaders.
The Lady Vanishes BBC1, 8.30pm A TV version of the frightfully clever thriller, although only a psycho would risk remaking a Hitchcock classic.
I too have travelled in taxis with drivers who've been working frightfully long hours.