Then, out of nowhere Jack Ruby shot Oswald, and the nightmare erupted all over again.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia also did not want a repeat of the Zia-Zulfi nightmare.
And what is the affront that qualifies Treviño as "every Jew's nightmare"?
In 1990, Twin Peaks gave the world a nightmare vision into the seediness beneath the placid veneer of small-town America.
“We show them how to make a film—it could be a re-creation of a nightmare sequence, a montage,” he says.
She was seeing, as in a nightmare, the incidents of a night that was hardly six weeks past.
It long ago learned that marriage is a travesty and our marriage a nightmare.
I'm glad we don't have to see him often, he'd give me the nightmare.
Then in a minute the whole world was like some scene from a nightmare.
Suppose the nightmare dreamed itself out to its horrible conclusion.
late 13c., "an evil female spirit afflicting sleepers with a feeling of suffocation," compounded from night + mare (3) "goblin that causes nightmares, incubus." Meaning shifted mid-16c. from the incubus to the suffocating sensation it causes. Sense of "any bad dream" first recorded 1829; that of "very distressing experience" is from 1831. Cognate with Middle Dutch nachtmare, German Nachtmahr.
nightmare night·mare (nīt'mâr')
A dream arousing feelings of intense fear, horror, and distress.
An event or experience that is intensely distressing.