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Definition of Frightful

  • Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance.

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His hands and feet turned cold, his eyes glowed, and the power to move even a finger had wholly deserted him; only his lips twitched, and his inward eye, looking back on the past with preternaturally sharpened vision, saw, far away and beyond, the last frightful hour.
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After a frightful attack of coughing, he says: "I often think that soon I shall be lying in complete darkness.
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Her eyes rested upon a frightful mass of wild storm-clouds, covering the western horizon, and approaching with rapid fury.
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A fete given in honor of their Majesties by the Prince of Schwartzenberg, ambassador from Austria, ended in a frightful accident.
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It was with some effort that she understood she was to wait long enough before giving the alarm to give Camors sufficient time to escape; and until then she was to remain in this frightful tete-a-tete, alone with the dead.
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The repeated menaces of Madame de Campvallon against the life of Madame de Camors, the passionate and unbridled character of this woman, soon presented itself to his thoughts, suggested this mysterious pursuit, and awakened these frightful suspicions.
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A frightful contraction distorted the corners of his mouth, and exaggerated the thinness of his cheeks.
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The explosion of this magazine would have brought the whole expedition to a standstill, besides inflicting tremendous destruction of property and frightful loss of life.
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The ventilation was conspicuous by its absence, the heat below deck was frightful and the misery entailed by such accommodations was beyond description.
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I am inclined to think, however, that she had the nightmare, and simply dreamed about that frightful face.
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The awful thing raised its draped arms, a frightful scream sounding on the air.
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So far from settling the matter once for all, the Eighteenth Amendment has been a frightful breeder of unsettlement and contention, which bids fair to continue indefinitely.
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Gold gives the appearance of beauty even to ugliness; but everything becomes frightful with poverty.
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The frightful scenes of the carnage of Paris had tossed us to and fro, and the careless destruction of the envelope, addressed to my sister under her maiden name, prevented me from proving her innocence as a wife.
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Satan must certainly have appeared to his mother, and thence came her child into the world with such a frightful countenance.
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Mother declares she will take me to Japan or some frightful place and keep me there until I forget you.
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Then it sat back, thinking, thanking God, solemnly trying to realize that the killing days, the frightful days of waiting and awful anxiety, were over.
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She declared that her nerves had given way under her frightful responsibilities during the war.
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It's a frightful explanation, but I find no other. "Leonard Byington is not wicked, and if he were he wouldn't be so in a dastard's way.
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A horror of sleep, a horror of being awake and aware, remorse, phantoms, voices, sudden blazings of wrath as suddenly gone, sweating panics, that craven care of life which springs so rank as the soul decays, and a steady, cunning determination to keep whole the emptied shell of reputation and rank,-these were the things that filled his hours by day, by night; these, and a frightful expectance of one accusing, child-claiming ghost that never came.
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Examples of Frightful

Example #1
Now he sat in the dark room on the sheepfell, which in scorn of his wife he had spread on a hard wooden bench.
Example #2
His people said that when he was in this condition, the centurion's ghastly demon had entered into him, and he himself believed in this evil spirit, and dreaded it; nay, he had attempted to be released through heathen spells, and even through Christian exorcisms.
Example #3
You understand, with my nose fallen in and my limbs decayed.
Example #4
He has none of the hopefulness and cheerfulness so often symptomatic of that malady; he is peevish, irritable, and at times enraged by contact with his healthy friends.
Example #5
The black masses rolled nearer and nearer, while the ominous rushing movement that precedes a storm, began to rock the sultry air, and the dreaded hail-stones fell with violence.
Example #6
Half beside herself with anxiety about those fields lying at the eastern end of the valley, she now lifted her hands heavenward, and wringing them in terror, cried: 'Dear Father in heaven, what art thou doing?