verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM frightself-frighted, adjectiveun·fright·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for fright
The green creatures in The Sunken Land, on the other hand, conjure up the visceral fright of something slithering and unfamiliar brushing past your skin when you enter a lake.Politics and the pandemic have changed how we imagine cities|Joanne McNeil|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
With such fright back there, it’s small solace that the contenders lack defending champion Dustin Johnson, the No.Hideki Matsuyama’s sublime day at the Masters gives him a four-shot lead and a shot at history|Chuck Culpepper, Scott Allen|April 11, 2021|Washington Post
Much of the heavy lifting for frights is done by the environments, especially in the world of the dead that takes a Lovecraftian aesthetic, with slippery tentacles or long arms reaching down from above.‘The Medium’ review: A disjointed, unfulfilling puzzle horror game|Elise Favis|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
To add to the fright, some children live in unstable homes where food is hard to come by.Voice Poll: Residents Deadlocked Between Competing Coronavirus School Fears|Will Huntsberry|November 2, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Widely regarded as one of the first rappers, Jackson started talking between songs as a cure for her stage fright.The Mother of WAP? The Indisputable Ms. Millie Jackson|Eugene Robinson|August 30, 2020|Ozy
Finally he grabs that blanket [and] I counted eight on one double mattress, eight children held together—dying of fright.
Take this sentence: "With the snake in sight, the horse reeled his paws in fright."
Kate got a fright when she thought she'd mislaid a family engagement ring that Prince William gave her in 2010.
He talks to Gordon Marino about reliving his darkest moments—and how he faced down his stage fright.Mike Tyson Takes the Stage in a Vegas One-Man Show|Gordon Marino|April 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
First, she had to overcome her stage fright to go head-to-head with the big boys.Dana Loesch: On Twitter, the Tea Party, and Her Rise in Media|Tricia Romano|March 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The performers and the nuns nearly died of fright, believing that their last hour had surely come.
I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Winifred, naturally a high-spirited and lively girl, soon recovered from the fright of that fateful Sunday evening.
Frantic with fright, she implored her Maker to have mercy on her, remarking at the same time, "The devil has got me at last."