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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agast  \A*gast"\  or  Aghast  \A*ghast"\,  v.  t. 
  To  affright;  to  terrify.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer.  Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aghast  \A*ghast"\,  a  &  p.  p.  [OE.  agast,  agasted  p.  p.  of 
  agasten  to  terrify,  fr  AS  pref.  [=a]-  (cf.  Goth.  us-,  G. 
  er-,  orig.  meaning  out)  +  g?stan  to  terrify,  torment:  cf 
  Goth.  usgaisjan  to  terrify,  primitively  to  fix,  to  root  to 
  the  spot  with  terror;  akin  to  L.  haerere  to  stick  fast 
  cling.  See  {Gaze},  {Hesitate}.] 
  Terrified;  struck  with  amazement;  showing  signs  of  terror  or 
  horror. 
 
  Aghast  he  waked;  and  starting  from  his  bed,  Cold  sweat 
  in  clammy  drops  his  limbs  o'erspread.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  commissioners  read  and  stood  aghast.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aghast  \A*ghast"\,  v.  t. 
  See  {Agast},  v.  t.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aghast 
  adj  :  struck  with  fear,  dread,  or  consternation  [syn:  {aghast(p)}, 
  {appalled},  {dismayed},  {shocked}] 




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