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Example sentences from the Web for frighten
The Golden State got slammed by record-low rainfall in 2013 and remains frighteningly dry despite a few recent storms.
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
And instantly he remembered that Jill was very near the place where frighteningly impossible things were happening.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A slanting, stony mountainside which stretched up frighteningly to the very sky.Nightmare Planet|Murray Leinster
A slanting rocky mountainside, which stretched up frighteningly to the very sky.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
And yet she was frighteningly self-willed, and full of life, and determined to enjoy it.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy
Once among them, the darkness closed frighteningly about her.The Devil in Iron|Robert E. Howard
British Dictionary definitions for frighten
Derived forms of frightenfrightened, adjectivefrightening, adjectivefrighteningly, adverb
Idioms and Phrases with frighten
see scare out of one's wits.