verb (used with object), ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing.
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Origin of terrify
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OTHER WORDS FROM terrifyter·ri·fi·er, nounter·ri·fy·ing·ly, adverbun·ter·ri·fied, adjectiveun·ter·ri·fy·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for terrify
I’m terrified that girls will be sent the message that women’s economic engagement is unimportant, and that women’s unpaid work is acceptable and the norm.How to promote equity at home as moms are being forced from the workforce|Kendra Hurley|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
He was terrified by the prospect of another hospital stay without visitors.Texans Recovering From COVID-19 Needed Oxygen. Then the Power Went Out.|by Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, and Perla Trevizo, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune|March 9, 2021|ProPublica
I’m facing the public all day, just terrified of getting sick.
They were terrified, and here I was asking them to let me film them anyway and then figure out how to solve this problem later.
That’s because the scenarios terrified us, and so we responded to avoid it.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
The giant retailer is realizing its dream of getting into the banking business, which should terrify populists of all stripes.
Epidurals terrify me, which is why I decided on a natural birth.No Sex For Six Weeks After Giving Birth? It’s Too Long!|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That's what should terrify neoconservatives -- not the bogus anti-Israel charges.
The Daily Beast rounds up a list of bizarre conditions that rarely strike, but still manage to terrify.Necrotizing Fasciitis, Blinding Larvae & More Scary Diseases|Casey Schwartz|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The operation was apparently intended to terrify the residents into leaving voluntarily, but instead it steeled their resolve.
You can terrify this woman with the thunders of the law if she persists in kidnapping children that don't belong to her.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Meantime the trader would use his precious possession, the letter written by Helen Ervin, to terrify the girl.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
What is it that gives evil governments their influence, but their power to terrify, and their wealth and honours to seduce?The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
They "supped full of horrors," and listened greedily to tales of death, which served to weaken and terrify.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
They terrify the weak minded by frightful ideas which they hold out to them of the Deity.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach