Origin of horrify
OTHER WORDS FROM horrifyhor·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounhor·ri·fy·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use horrify in a sentence
I remember being equal parts thrilled that the mayor was engaged on the topic and horrified that he had helped set and publicize a standard to open schools that was unachievable.
They’re not horrified by whatever happens to their mother if they feel like they’re a part of it.
I was horrified that my sister-in-law did not merit the use of her own first name.Miss Manners: Service workers deserve respect — no matter what|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Gainer watched the television coverage, recognizing faces of the ones he knew and trained, horrified at what was happening, proud when he saw them stand their ground and fight back.As the riot at the U.S. Capitol unfolded, one man felt uniquely betrayed|Petula Dvorak|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Portugal said she was horrified by his lack of compassion, combined with him providing little detail about her medical history.DNA Testing Is Unearthing Local Fertility Fraud Cases|Jared Whitlock|January 5, 2021|Voice of San Diego
There's a captive audience for TV shows starring people who horrify us with their behavior.
But it cannot surprise anyone at this point that the sorts of things that horrify decent people do not horrify Ron Paul.
Understanding is not sanction: these crimes still have the power to anger and horrify.There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre|Megan McArdle|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Every day, newspapers and television outlets battled to see who could horrify more people with fewer words.
This idea—becoming part of the star machine in any way—seems to horrify Friend.
When the whole story comes to be told it will horrify the world.The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon|Newell Dwight Hillis
Let a crisis arise, and you never know who may not surprise and horrify you by showing the cloven hoof.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
Elliott chuckled to realize how such a sentiment would horrify Aunt Margaret.The Camerons of Highboro|Beth B. Gilchrist
Doubtless such a triumph would horrify Tolstoi, and he would not like to acknowledge that it might be truly useful.
The sight of it seemed at first to horrify but afterwards to soothe the forlorn being thus brought face to face with her own past.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green