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  • n  an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
  • v  cause fear in
    Ghosts could never affright her

  • His Australia, with but 5,000,000 population, looks with affright at teeming Japan and for protection to a well-knit Empire.
  • As a sop to the left Labor wing he threw in a closing suggestion that taxation of land values must eventually be revised upward, but this was a mere sop and did not affright .
  • The sound of its bell, to paraphrase Poe, was "In the startled ear of night How it screamed out its affright!" I think that old tower perhaps may have had a soul, and .

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