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affright


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affright  \Af*fright"\,  p.  a. 
  Affrighted.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affright  \Af*fright"\,  n. 
  1.  Sudden  and  great  fear;  terror.  It  expresses  a  stronger 
  impression  than  fear,  or  apprehension,  perhaps  less  than 
  terror. 
 
  He  looks  behind  him  with  affright,  and  forward  with 
  despair.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  frightening;  also  a  cause  of  terror;  an  object 
  of  dread.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affright  \Af*fright"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Affrighted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Affrighting}.]  [Orig.  p.  p.;  OE  afright,  AS 
  [=a]fyrhtan  to  terrify;  [=a]-  (cf.  Goth.  us-,  Ger.  er-,  orig. 
  meaning  out)  +  fyrhto  fright.  See  {Fright}.] 
  To  impress  with  sudden  fear;  to  frighten;  to  alarm. 
 
  Dreams  affright  our  souls.  --Shak. 
 
  A  drear  and  dying  sound  Affrights  the  flamens  at  their 
  service  quaint.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  terrify;  frighten;  alarm;  dismay;  appall;  scare; 
  startle;  daunt;  intimidate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affright 
  v  :  cause  fear  in  "The  stranger  who  hangs  around  the  building 
  frightens  me"  [syn:  {frighten},  {fright},  {scare}] 




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