01. The children gasped in [fright] when the monster appeared on stage.
02. We got quite a [fright] when someone banged on our door in the middle of the night.
03. The mouse squeaked with [fright] when it saw the cat.
04. The child got [frightened] when he heard his parents arguing loudly in the kitchen.
05. The kitten was [frightened] of the dog, but also a little bit curious.
06. The octopus came out from behind the rock, and [frightened] the divers.
07. The scenes of violence in the film were very [frightening].
08. The hiker became [frightened] when he heard a noise coming from the bushes.
09. Threats of terrorist attacks have [frightened] many foreigners away from the country.
10. The gatehouse at Hever Castle contains a [frightening] collection of torture instruments, including axes used for beheading prisoners.
11. My son still sleeps with a light on because he's [frightened] of the dark.
12. Being in a car accident was the most [frightening] experience of her life.
13. The camp monitor tried to scare the kids by telling them [frightening] ghost stories.
14. The camp monitor tried to [frighten] the kids by telling them scary ghost stories.
15. She is [frightened] of spiders, and screams whenever she sees them.
16. The victim was so [frightened] that she could hardly speak.
17. He won't complain to his boss; he's too [frightened] he'll get fired.
18. The country came [frighteningly] close to a civil war.
19. A [frighteningly] high number of teenagers in this country have tried marijuana.
20. Seeing someone get beat up outside a bar was a very [frightening] experience.
21. Interest rates are [frightfully] high right now, so there's simply no way we can afford to buy a house.
22. She's gotten herself into a [frightful] mess, and now it's up to her to get herself out of it.
23. Jerome is [frightfully] good at chess; I don't suppose anyone will be able to beat him.
24. Jean Paul Richter once suggested that a timid person is [frightened] before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
25. Laurens Van der Post once remarked that human beings are perhaps never more [frightening] than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
26. Goethe once said that there is nothing more [frightful] than ignorance in action.
27. Hannah More once noted that obstacles are those [frightful] things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
28. If [frightened], a mother rabbit may leave, ignore, or even eat her babies.
29. An Italian proverb notes that it is easy to [frighten] the bull from the window.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Fright — Fright, v. t. [imp. {Frighted}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Frighting}.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG. furihten, forahtan, G. f[ u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte, Goth. faurhtjan. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fright´en|er — fright|en «FRY tuhn», transitive verb. 1. to fill with fright; make afraid; scare or terrify: »Thunder and lightning frighten most children and many adults. 2. to drive or force by terrifying: »The sudden noise frightened the deer away. –v.i. to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fright|en — «FRY tuhn», transitive verb. 1. to fill with fright; make afraid; scare or terrify: »Thunder and lightning frighten most children and many adults. 2. to drive or force by terrifying: »The sudden noise frightened the deer away. –v.i. to become… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fright — is a state of extreme fear of something that is strange, ugly or shocking. It may also refer to:*Fright (comics), a comic book villainess * Fright (film), a 1971 slasher film …   Wikipedia

  • Fright — (fr[imac]t), n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto, fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht, Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa[ u]rhtei fear, fa[ u]rhts timid.] [1913 Webster] 1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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