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th ril

  • n  the swift release of a store of affective force
  • n  an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
  • n  something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
    the thrills of space travel
  • v  cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
    The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow
  • v  feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
    he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine
  • v  tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  • v  fill with sublime emotion
    The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies

  • The casino craps player is a social animal, a thrill seeker who wants not just to win but to win with a crowd.
  • The pursuit of a thrill can make us take crazy chances: bungee-jumping, say, or skydiving.
  • If nothing else, I had learned my first lesson in creative theater advertising, for "You will not fail to thrill to The Sound of Music" was the main quote outside London's Palace .
News & Articles

  • Mickelson's U.S. Open journey has a chance to come full circle
    ARDMORE, Pa. -- So what does Phil the Thrill have in store for usthis year on U.S. Open Sunday? The Open, which always ends on Father'sDay, also concludes on Mickelson's 43rd birthday tomorrow. Oh my.
    June 16, 2013 - via Yahoo! Sports
  • Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin
    Hearing — and holding — Mozart's own instruments is a thrill like no other. The great composer's violin and viola, which are only pulled out of storage in Salzburg about once a year, are in the United States for the very first time. And the magic they wield is undeniable.
    June 16, 2013 - NPR
  • Police: Suspects Killed Teen for Thrill
    Two childhood best friends killed teenager Katelyn Wolfe for a thrill and used her phone to post from her Facebook account and send text messages after they'd stuffed her body into a trunk, according to court documents released today.        
    June 14, 2013 - ABC News

  • Billie Jean King in The Associated Press
    She said, 'Oh, you've been coming here a long time,'King said. "And I said, 'Yes, 49 years in a row,' and she goes, 'Oh, that's wonderful.' ...... It was really an honor and a big thrill for me, because it is on my bucket list."
  • Michelle Wie in BBC Sport
    I am so honoured that Beth picked me and I will do my best not to let her down,said Wie. "To be representing my country is such a thrill for me."
  • Christopher Nolan in The Canadian Press
    I view the film first and foremost as a large-scale thrill ride. That's what it's always been intended to be for me,Nolan said in an interview. "If it's got more interesting ideas in it and whatever, that's all intended to just rattle...

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