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Example sentences from the Web for frighten
The Zero FX electric motorcycle is an exciting machine with a top speed of 85 miles per hour and enough acceleration to frighten yourself if you twist aggressively enough on the throttle.I rode an electric motorcycle for the first time. Here’s what I learned.|Rob Verger|December 10, 2020|Popular Science
As it was, the likely return of the virus in the winter frightened her.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic|by Ava Kofman|November 30, 2020|ProPublica
One even went so far as to say large breasts frightened him.
It frightens me because there’s so many people out there that are responsible gun owners, but there are so many that are not.
When confronted by a threat, the animal might quickly flash its colors to frighten the predator, sometimes in just 700 milliseconds.Flamboyant cuttlefish save their bright patterns for flirting, fighting and fleeing|Helen Thompson|September 1, 2020|Science News
They say it's frightening how the real CIA is perceived to be as clueless as Archer Co.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a frightening development for the GOP, Democrats had won even traditionally Republican constituencies in the Midwest.
After all, he was on television every week, telling macabre stories, frightening us.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps made doubly frightening because not only does the old man frighten Garfield and Odie, but he steals their candy as well.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was completely a normal human being inside but he looked really, really frightening.
This is better than frightening them out of their skins by jumping out from behind a door and saying "Boo."
"I had not the least intention of frightening the most fearsome little tender mouse on earth," said Harry.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
She liked to turn off the road and gallop across the trackless ways, sometimes frightening rabbits and coyotes from the sagebrush.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
In their play the older children were in the habit of frightening the others with the name of Napoleon Bonaparte.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
Because you'll find it useful, if you think of frightening Sloyd.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for frighten
Derived forms of frightenfrightened, adjectivefrightening, adjectivefrighteningly, adverb
Idioms and Phrases with frighten
see scare out of one's wits.