This happens to be the perfect course of action, better to frighten you with the hellish episode of slavery.
He cannot use it as George W. used his—to threaten, to cajole, to harass and to frighten recalcitrant legislators into line.
They enjoy the army's support, exploit the press and frighten the politicians.
"The regime will bring all its force and military, and this will frighten a large number of people," she said.
That should frighten every Republican out of their small thinking.
And all the little disfiguring hurts of life—they frighten me!
She had found the toad in the street, and picked it up to frighten little Prudy.
I played more softly so as not to frighten the baby, and also to entice him to come nearer.
Colombo was a born fighter, and this news did not frighten him.
Bo or Boh, says Warton, was a fierce Gothic chief, whose name was used to frighten children.