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horrent

[ hawr-uhnt, hor- ]
/ ˈhɔr ənt, ˈhɒr- /
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adjective
bristling; standing erect like bristles.
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Origin of horrent

1660–70; <Latin horrent- (stem of horrēns, present participle of horrēre to stand on end, bristle with fear), equivalent to horr- (see horrendous) + -ent--ent
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How to use horrent in a sentence

  • All horrent the cobra exalts his hooded head, and the spanning jaws fly open.

  • The golden throne had become a "siege perilous," and she abdicated in favor of the grasshopper and his black and horrent visitor.

    Queen Hildegarde|Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
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