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  • n  the quality of being frightful

  • Scientists do not feel that science is responsible for the frightfulness of modern war.
  • Sample of Nazi frightfulness: Little Ursula: What's a war, Daddy? Daddy: When two or more people are angry with one another.
  • If the Japanese have learned anything from the notable unsuccess of their frightfulness in China, they will make at least a pretense of treating the Filipinos like their little .

  • AJP Taylor in Yahoo! News
    So far as air strategy was concerned,adds British historian AJP Taylor, "the British outdid German frightfulness first in theory, later in practice, and a nation which claimed to be fighting for a moral cause gloried in the extent of its...
  • Clement Attlee in
    Clement Attlee, the dominions secretary and future Labour prime minister, said he believed it unwise "to enter into competition in frightfulness with the Germans".

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