Karl Rove and other big money men are banding together to try and stop Todd Akin types from scaring off voters.
At first, she thought he was just joking around, but soon, Mulvehill was scaring her, according to the report.
The problem with scaring Arabs, it turns out, is not just Western opinion but powerful, infuriated Arabs—another lesson like 1973.
It's a “political problem because public anger is gathering force and focus and scaring the bejeesus out of Washington polls.”
The mullahs and their sympathizers have probably succeeded in scaring reason and rationale into retreat.
He must not be thought of as a vindictive personality, never so well pleased as when scaring His children into panic.
In that way they very often succeed in scaring our game away altogether.
The boys on the bank were shouting and screaming, partly for help, partly in the hope of scaring the hideous saurian.
"The boys are scaring them out of the wheat-field," said grandfather.
Furthermore, boys have been sneaking in and scaring the birds.
1590s, alteration of Middle English skerren (c.1200), from Old Norse skirra "to frighten; to shrink from, shun; to prevent, avert," related to skjarr "timid, shy, afraid of," of unknown origin. In Scottish also skair, skar, and in dialectal English skeer, skear, which seems to preserve the older pronunciation. To scare up "procure, obtain" is first recorded 1846, American English, from notion of rousing game from cover. Related: Scared; scaring.
"something that frightens; sudden panic, sudden terror inspired by a trifling cause, false alarm," 1520s, alteration of Middle English sker "fear, dread" (c.1400), from scare (v.). Scare tactic attested from 1948.