affright [ uh- frahyt] . Archaic Examples Word Origin sudden fear or terror; fright. a source of terror. the act of terrifying. Origin of affright before 1000; Middle English afrighten, Old English āfyrhtan,
ā- a- 3
fright Related forms self-af·fright·ed, adjective un·af·fright·ed, adjective un·af·fright·ed·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for affrighted Historical Examples of affrighted
He paused, while Margaret and Peter stared at each other
Her soul was
affrighted by the curse that had been hurled upon it.
At that instant Drayton's eyes were riveted on the skylight with an
A thunderbolt had fallen at Mychowski's feet and he was
And the visitors gazed at each other in startled,
affrighted silence. British Dictionary definitions for affrighted Word Origin for affright
āfyrhtan, from a-, a prefix indicating the beginning or end of an action + fyrhtan to fright
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Word Origin and History for affrighted v.
1580s, a late construction from
a- (1) + fright (v.), probably on model of earlier past participle adjective affright "struck with sudden fear" (metathesized from Old English afyrht). Related: Affrighted; affrighting.
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