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Origin of terrific
OTHER WORDS FROM terrificter·rif·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ter·rif·ic, adjectiveun·ter·rif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for terrific
On Monday Mount calls to say he thinks the script is terrific.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marilyn Johnson is a writer with a terrific capacity for learning.
Iyer employs a terrific combination of erudition and absurdity that calls to mind the great postmodernists.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction|Drew Smith|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Our 18 working groups are a terrific resource to elected officials, whether they are running for president or not,” said Hook.Exclusive: Romney Foreign Policy Team Is Schooling 2016's Republicans|Josh Rogin|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For all we know, Perdue may a terrific guy and a potentially great U.S. senator.
The marines and bluejackets now pushed bravely on, but encountered a terrific fire from the troops within the forts.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
By this time it had achieved an almost inconceivable momentum, and was shooting downward at a terrific rate.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
The vibration and noise were terrific; one could not see even these large shells coming out of the guns, only fire and smoke.My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915|Monica M. Stanley
There is supposed to be some latent and terrific evil in remaining unmarried.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
It was three in the morning when I reached the farm-house, and today I am all unstrung and quivering after my terrific adventure.The Last Galley|Arthur Conan Doyle