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Example sentences from the Web for frighten
Published in 1886, this remains a frighteningly accurate portrait of the alcoholic personality.
A woman in a cupcake of a wedding dress, with her wedding party behind her, stands against a frighteningly bruise-hued sky.Photographer Raymond Depardon Captures the ‘Sweet Moments’|Sarah Moroz|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Presumed to be infected with tuberculosis—potentially fatal and frighteningly infectious—she and Kowerski were released.World War II’s Most Glamorous Spy: Christine Granville|Emma Garman|July 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tough, frighteningly ambitious, politically savvy, and willing to take outsize risks.The Brutal Fall of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That high falsetto is frighteningly convincing, which raises the question: could a man really have pulled it off?Listen Here: Voicemails From Manti Te’o’s ‘Girlfriend’|Lizzie Crocker|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The backward vista down the years is too frighteningly long.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
Surprisingly, frighteningly light they were, as if filled with cotton.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
He was walking in that frighteningly slow, measured way toward the village.Shaman|Robert Shea
The staff broke into a frighteningly off-key rendition of "Happy Birthday to You."The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
A brace of truculent beasts of frighteningly saurian mien shuffled ponderously along in the loose harness.A Transmutation of Muddles|Horace Brown Fyfe
British Dictionary definitions for frighten
Derived forms of frightenfrightened, adjectivefrightening, adjectivefrighteningly, adverb
Idioms and Phrases with frighten
see scare out of one's wits.