Phrases with "terrified"

Henry Handel Richardson Accidents terrified her; the sight of blood turned her sick. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now they are put to my account and I am terrified at the thought of the responsibility. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Elizabeth Gaskell The lad looked hard and defying; but withal terrified at the threat of the policeman, those ogres of our streets to all unlucky urchins. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The anger which fired the eyes of the Musketeer, in spite of his efforts to suppress it, terrified his sensitive inamorata. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Hester’s face was always calm, but her eyes sometimes terrified him. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Andrew Lang So terrified was an onlooker that he crushed to death the living birds which he held in his hands for some ritual or magical purpose. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood It terrified and amazed me, but it held no element of make-believe. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

James Anthony Froude No one can accept the popular notion of heaven and hell as actually true, without being as terrified as Bunyan was. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Sinclair Lewis And if I picked up some common person, I’d be terrified of blackmail. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson But with the sweet and noble return of day the horror vanished: the whisper of wind became benignant again: the nameless fear, whatever it was, was smoothed out and terrified me no longer. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

When Apaecides recovered, with the morning light, from the profound sleep which succeeded to the delirium of wonder and of pleasure, he was, it is true, ashamed — terrified — appalled. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Bronislaw Malinowski The father was terrified and, suspecting that the white men had concealed the lad and might carry him away, he looked through Howitt’s luggage. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Ann Radcliffe The pale distress exhibited in her countenance terrified him, and he anxiously enquired concerning it. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Willa Cather There he stood, holding his breath, terrified by the noise he had made, but the floor above him was silent, and there was no creak on the stairs. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Leon Trotsky And he, in turn, took it to the landowner, who was so terrified at the sight of it that he went to Nikolayev at once and turned it over to the chief of the secret police. My Life by Leon Trotsky

La Mole uttered a piercing shriek, like one of the cries Coconnas had heard in his dungeon and which had so terrified him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The terrified Gervase was crying and jumping about, and seeking for the door of the stairs, so as to make his escape in safety. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

I have come across this terrified expression depicted upon the faces of dead people more than once. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

The butler’s eyes opened at once, and seeing who it was bending over him his face took on a terrified look. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

On the other side, the crimes, the power, and the infernal genius of Milady had more than once terrified him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

That, under happier circumstances, she would be beautiful admitted of no doubt, but at present she was too haggard and terrified to appear to any advantage. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Last night I had looked into the heart of darkness, and the sight had terrified me. Prester John by John Buchan

Then I went up the short way, by our lane, terrified all the time that I might be seen by someone in ‘The Towers’, for there was a light burning in one of the turrets there. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

For hours after it had disappeared, I was too terrified and weak to move. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

D. H. Lawrence If Clifford knew about her affair, how unspeakably humiliating! She was afraid, terrified of society and its unclean bite. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Katherine Mansfield She was full of terrified joy and importance in the goings on upstairs. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

She hated her husband, he had laid violent hands upon her within a few hours of his death, and now she is terrified that young Harland should be suspected of what he has not done. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

T. E. Lawrence The Turks, terrified at the forces they had let loose, drew the fires as suddenly as they had stoked them. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edith Wharton But all the while another self was sharpening her to vigilance, whispering the terrified warning that every word and gesture must be measured. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

He stared down at the rough outline which took up so much of the space which should have been devoted to reading matter with a queer, sinking feeling of terrified alarm. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a terrified hush as the creature fumbled with our hawser, and a groan of horror as the wires parted and we dropped into the gulf. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

H. Rider Haggard Indeed some of the Settlement men were so terrified that they openly lamented having suffered their sense of shame and loyalty to overcome their determination to retreat. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

M. P. Shiel A terrified servant rushes up with the news that something dreadful has happened in the house. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

The woman was tall and handsome, but her face had a kindly expression on it, and she seemed touched with the terrified tone of the girl. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

I crouched in the entrance, terrified and yet curious, till I saw something beyond the blaze which held me dumb. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Guy de Maupassan I had seized the candle and was looking about me, terrified and furious. The Wardrobe by Guy de Maupassan

When I was a small child he terrified me. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins She lifted one hand with theatrical solemnity — and luxuriously terrified herself with her own horrors. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

James Hogg But never shall I forget the rage that gleamed in the tyrant’s phiz! I was actually terrified to look at him, and trembled at his voice. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

John Lewis Burckhard He was so terrified that he had lost the power of speech, and permitted himself to be led away, without making the slightest resistance. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

He seemed to have divined what his son was about to say, and was terrified at himself for having divined it. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Dickens When the seventeen other young princes and princesses saw him bleed, bleed, bleed, they were terrified out of their wits too, and screamed themselves black in their seventeen faces all at once. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As for the banks, they seem to be terrified of parting with money. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

H. G. Wells He knew more about the ideas of his hospital students than most of his colleagues, and sometimes they filled him with hope and sometimes they terrified him. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Andrew Lang The poor youth was so terrified he did not know what to do, for he was in mortal dread of the punishment the wicked old Fairy would inflict on him. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon Paul, terrified at his own voice, bowed over his French book. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

In that silence there came to Anthony, distant but shrill, the sound of a woman’s terrified scream. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You remember how terrified the beaters were yesterday at the bare suggestion of entering it? For generations it has been held unclean. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

He wishes to ensconce me snugly in the Bastile—purely and simply, look you!” “What for?” cried Raoul, terrified at what he heard. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

There was a great silence, and then a shrieking of terrified children, and a glimpse of agitated people close at hand, and others running towards him. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’m terrified of doing him an injustice, and yet, when I am alone with him, I am just as much terrified of what he’s going to say next. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

I have been all along so terrified that he would come to try to kidnap me again. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

John Lewis Burckhard There was an almost total eclipse of the sun this morning; the sailors and the Tekayrne who remained on board were all equally terrified at the unusual darkness which surrounded them. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

But Manuel was too terrified to understand what I meant. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

She’s never been out of England because she’s terrified of the sea, but she likes to sit in safety and imagine. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Guy de Maupassant It was wandering about, like a night bird, which lightly touches a lighted window with his wings, and the terrified young man was ready to scream with horror. The Inn (L'Auberge) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Andrew Lang The man was terrified out of his life, and tried to run out by the back door; but he stumbled over the greyhound, which bit him in the leg. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood There was a suggestion here of personal agency, of deliberate intention, of aggressive hostility, and it terrified me into a sort of rigidity. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Lost again in the dark intricacies of thoughts which wandered hither and thither in a dreadful chaos of terrified bewilderments, she could not come to any fixed conclusion. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jules Verne Then a sudden thought terrified me. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Eliot He saw an answer there, in the pale, parted lips, and the terrified tension of the large eyes. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Charles Dickens It was not until a violent commotion and a whirring noise among the weights and ropes below him had quite subsided, that this terrified Haymaker became himself again. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

Guy de Maupassant I am no longer anything in myself, nothing except an enslaved and terrified spectator of all the things which I do. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Henry Handel Richardson Pressing herself against the wall, she threw a terrified glance over her shoulder into the inky shadows cast by the lamp. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Whoever meets me will be too much terrified to oppose my escape. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

And to reward me, you steal my property; you steal this man who was mine ——” “He is insane!” said the terrified Chupin, “he is mad!” Then the innkeeper changed his tactics. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

She looked at Louis Willems with eyes fixed in an unbelieving and terrified stare. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

William Godwin The bystanders, terrified at the spectacle, hastened to bring water that they might extinguish the flames. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Wilkie Collins A laborer at work in the garden ran to the place — and stopped with a broad grin of amusement at seeing a grown man terrified by a barking dog. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Sir Walter Scott He paced the apartment to and fro, now vainly exhorting the terrified maiden to compose herself, now hesitating concerning his own line of conduct. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

For the young man, now settling himself, turned the horse with his heel, and both against the sinking sun faced the terrified man. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Her Companions at the same moment uttered a terrified scream, while Lorenzo arrested the Fugitive by the arm. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Thomas Hardy For whatever dreadful name the weakness may deserve, I must candidly own that I am terrified to think my hair may ever get thin. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Thomas Hardy The man’s strange bearing terrified Anne as it had terrified Cytherea; for with all the woman Anne’s faults, she had not descended to such depths of depravity as to willingly participate in crime. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sigmund Freud The dreams of persons suffering from diseases of the heart are generally very brief, and end in a terrified awakening; death under terrible circumstances almost always find a place in their content. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Margaret Oliphant He pursued them with breathless, noiseless speed, and grasped at the arm of a terrified woman who, gasping with sudden fright, turned upon him a face he had never seen before. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Morgan is terrified at the idea, and is mad enough to kill this man if he can get at him. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Radclyffe Hall She tore off the long tweed coat she was wearing, and running forward managed somehow to wrap it round the terrified creature. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Thomas Hardy A terrified embarrassment as to what she could say to him if she were to leave off, had its unrecognized share in keeping her going. The Fiddler of the Reels by Thomas Hardy [1893]

Ford Madox Ford At the moment the eagle was not on duty, but the gulls were just as terrified as if it had been. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Jules Verne Nadia, terrified and at the same time confident, watched this terrible scene with involuntary admiration. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Dickens had grown up near enough to poverty to be terrified of it, and in spite of his generosity of mind, he is not free from the special prejudices of the shabby-genteel. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Florence Dixie Plata has sighted him, and is straining every limb to reach the terrified bird. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle And, between them, the little black, hesitating figure, which seemed to be terrified at its own position. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

This terrified me still more, and for the moment I felt that I could never own the truth and bring down upon myself all this wonder and curiosity. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Gustave Flauber The crowd, terrified by this act of apostasy, uttered a lengthened murmur. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

George Meredith Her astute self-compression sharpened Willoughby as much as it mortified and terrified him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Fouquet opened his right hand, which was clenched, but glistening with perspiration, and displayed a paper, upon which Pelisson cast a terrified glance. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She hated them so and was so terrified by them that suddenly they began to make her angry and she felt as if she should like to fly into a tantrum herself and frighten him as he was frightening her. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

M. P. Shiel Tears were pouring down my face, when, turning, I saw her standing in a terrified pose hardly two feet behind me. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

I am terrified for your safety. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Charles Dickens Whatever tools they worked with, they worked hard, until the awful striking of the church clock so terrified Young Jerry, that he made off, with his hair as stiff as his father’s. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

As I gazed towards the cliff corner, to my astonishment I saw in the dim light a figure riding a terrified horse round the corner, right at the edge of the precipice. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The silence, which lasted for a few seconds, was broken once more by the screaming of birds and the galloping back and forth of terrified cattle. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Mary Webb The garden and fields were struck into silence because of him; only a flutter of terrified wings showed his whereabouts. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

D. H. Lawrence But he seemed to have a strange vindictiveness somewhere in his nature, that turned round on her and terrified her worse than before. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Mary Webb She had a vision of all the world racing madly round and round, like the exhausted and terrified horse Reddin had that morning lunged. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

James Anthony Froude Bunyan’s rest continued to be haunted with the phantoms which had terrified him when a child. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Leon Trotsky He had a profound respect for liberalism; he viewed the irresistible dynamics of revolution with the eyes of a half-educated bourgeois, terrified for the safety of culture. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I wonder if you understand that Mr Craw will be terrified at the thought of meeting them. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The room was nearly full of terrified neighbours: Sampson shouldered them all roughly out of his way, and there, on a bed, lay Maxley’s gaunt figure in agony. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

He said it was Flore behind him to-night, and you saw how terrified he was. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

So let Ptolemy of Alexandria, and his followers, and those philosophers of ours, be the less terrified if the earth do move round in a circle, nor threaten its dissolution. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Henry Kingsley And seeing him, and him only, before me, in spite of a terrified gesture from the governor, I walked up to the bed, and, sitting down beside him, put my arm round his neck. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Sinclair Lewis He was a terrified boy, less useful to Hesselink than the dullest nurse. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

A thunderbolt falling in May’s cell would not have terrified the governor as much as did this inoffensive projectile. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Arnold Bennett And the sight of his condition, moral and physical, terrified her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am terrified lest my husband should return. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Then I looked at the figure of the poor girl, flying for her life, and glancing terrified over her shoulder. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Her unlined face showed that she had found her niche in this uneasy world, and was no longer as in all her earlier years a drifter through life, terrified by the possibility of fatiguing herself. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Sir Walter Scott Though terrified to death, I have so much of his own spirit that I would look upon the peril which threatens us rather than hear it rage around me without knowing its nature or its progress. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Robert Louis Stevenson There he lay for the least interval of time insensible; thence fled from the house, the most terrified person in the county. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope All this flurried and rejoiced, terrified and excited my lady exceedingly. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

There was an indescribable kind of terrified preparation among the community. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is terrified lest at any moment he may find himself in the imbroglio of a European war. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry Fielding For which reason, many persons of good understanding, to prevent being terrified with such objects, usually keep a candle burning by them, that the light may prevent their seeing. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

E. Phillips Oppenheim I told him about Fritz, the man whose dead body was found in the Thames. I told him how genuinely terrified he was when he heard that we had lunched there. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Jules Verne The howls, and clearly the howls of terrified animals, were redoubled. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Eliot She had a terrified sense that God, whom she had always thought of as very far off, was very near to her, and that Jesus was close by looking at her, though she could not see him. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

She arose with a terrified look; two hours had passed since she quitted the mill. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

I sit in the room where they slept, and feel as strange and terrified as if I had encountered a ghost there. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Tobias Smolle The hostess being by this time terrified almost out of her senses, fell on her knees before him, begging he would spare their lives, and promising to declare the whole truth. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang Hansel and Grettel were so terrified that they let what they had in their hands fall. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I could not imagine that the loud sobbing and moaning came from her, and I ran down terrified into the kitchen to ask the servants who was crying so violently in my aunt’s room. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Walter Scott She stood motionless, like a terrified female in a storm, who hears the thunder roll on every side of her, and apprehends in every fresh peal the bolt which is to strike her dead. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

I should not be greatly surprised if the person who despoiled your uncle were one of the same gang as the rascal who so terrified your worthy friend the doctor. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

His eyes were fixed upon Della, and there was an expression in them that she could not read, and it terrified her. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Thus it was repugnant to his feelings to deceive even an accused person, or to lay snares for him; in fact the mere idea of the possibility of a judicial error terrified him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

It was something of horror in her countenance as she did so, that, no doubt, terrified Lady Mardykes, who with a loud and long scream sank in a swoon upon the floor. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

But the first day she saw him in Silverton House he broke through her guard, and pierced at once to her depths; first he terrified her by darting through the window to escape: and terror is a passion. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

D. H. Lawrence He was too terrified and bewildered to know what she meant. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

All the men flee but one, and his weapons fail — then the terrified girl hurls the spear, striking the beast to the heart. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Walter Scott Agelastes lay dead upon the ground, and his assassin Sylvan, springing from the body as if terrified and alarmed at what he had done, made his escape by the window. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

So terrified of the future that we’re jumping straight into it like a rabbit diving down a boa-constrictor’s throat. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The schooner Farallone lay well out in the jaws of the pass, where the terrified pilot had made haste to bring her to her moorings and escape. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Viola turned, and saw her, and, terrified by the strange apparition, with features that expressed the deadliest hate and scorn and vengeance, uttered a cry, and snatched the child to her bosom. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Willa Cather There he stood, holding his breath, terrified by the noise he had made; but the floor above him was silent, and there was no creak on the stairs. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Margaret Oliphant He held the terrified woman fast, and thrust her before him, he could not tell where, into the unknown house, all dark and miserable in the wretchedness of the dawn. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Jules Verne The terrified horses broke loose from their halters and ran about the inclosure, mad with fear. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Crocodiles had always terrified me more than any created thing, and to be dragged by iron jaws to death in that hideous stream seemed to me the most awful of endings. Prester John by John Buchan

Turning, they saw madame standing there, her face petrified into an expression of terrified surprise. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

The police, it was clear, were quite at a loss, and Mrs. Bunting began to feel curiously better, less tired, less ill, less—less terrified than she had felt through the morning. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Gertrude Stein All she remembers of this is that her brother’s tutor once, when she was allowed to sit with her brothers at their lessons, described a tiger’s snarl and that that pleased and terrified her. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

At this moment there was a terrified scream, quite different from the voices of Ko S’la’s wives. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett She had been terrified about nothing. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Morrison Thus it was plain that the man was terrified at the bread only when it was in the form of a loaf, and ate it eagerly when it was cut into pieces. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

She now wondered what it was that ailed her, and became terrified at the occasional wanderings that interrupted her torpor. Lodore by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells But the politicians and diplomatists played their time-honoured game against each other with a sort of terrified inevitability. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

I should have been slowly done to death if that smoke hadn’t terrified Daunt, and, of the lesser of two evils, he let me out. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

By the bye, I’m afraid I terrified your mother over that; feared she was going to cable you home next day; was sorry I spoke. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Olaf Stapledon But whereas formerly these things delighted him, now they terrified him, even while they fascinated. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

To suggest that they may be unavoidable is merely to risk being plastered with those labels that we are all terrified of. Collected Essays by George Orwell

It bewildered and terrified him. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sinclair Lewis The guards drove in, as new prisoners, Julian Falck, in torn uniform, and Julian’s grandfather, so fragile, so silvery, so bewildered and terrified in his muddied clericals. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang The giants were terrified at the apparition, and, fearful lest he should slay them, they all took to their heels as fast as they could. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Comrade Ossipon might have been said to be terrified scientifically in addition to all other kinds of fear. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

John Polidori He only uttered a few words, and those terrified her. The Vampyre by John Polidori

E. F. Benson It is possible that the dead may have communication with the living, and it was not that exactly that so terrified me, for such communication, as we know it, comes voluntarily from them. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

Guy de Maupassant How weak our head is, and how quickly it is terrified and goes astray, as soon as we are struck by a small, incomprehensible fact. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Jules Verne The terrified boatmen uttered exclamations of despair and dropped their poles. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

As there the wild animals fled from the drums, the conches, and the screams, so now the terrified population rushed away to what it hoped was safety. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

John Galsworthy The extraordinary tenacity of that struggle to come back terrified her. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Frances Hodgson Burnett The morning on which this aspect of things occurred to her, she was so terrified that she began to run up and down the room like a frightened little cat seeing no escape from the trap it is caught in. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry Kingsley They saw in one place a cottage unroofed on a moor, and the terrified family crouched down beneath the tottering walls. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli Away rushed the terrified Adolph, the herdsman, while one of his own cows was on his back. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Benjamin Disraeli In fact, he was the fashion; and, at the head of the great literary journal which is there published, he terrified admiring Germany with his profound and piquant critiques. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Watkin Tench He seemed to be neither astonished or terrified at our appearance and number. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

E. Phillips Oppenheim The woman looks at me for a moment with wide open, terrified eyes. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Algernon Blackwood He had, further, observed that while dogs were usually terrified in the presence of such phenomena, cats on the other hand were soothed and satisfied. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Jules Verne The unfortunate animals, blinded by the lightning, terrified by the incessant peals of thunder, threatened every instant to break their traces and flee. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Mary Webb She could hear the hound baying, terrified at the noise of the tree. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

I declare to Heaven his agony and shame terrified me. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

E. F. Benson But no letter came and Elizabeth in turn began to be terrified that the offer would be withdrawn. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Marjorie Bowen His terrified eyes cast a horrid glance round the room. The Housekeeper by Marjorie Bowen

She persisted in asserting her opinion that there had been no scuffle, in spite of appearances; but that the girl had been terrified in some way and had accidentally fallen over. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

D. H. Lawrence The terrible, massive, cold, boundless surface of the water terrified her beyond words. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett In fact—and despite her terrified effort to control it, a miserable tear fell on her cheek and stood there because she dared not wipe it away. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Nothing remained of her showy looks but her eyes, still, notwithstanding their terrified light, large and beautiful. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Sigmund Freud I awoke with terrified thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Walter Scott The figure of Hereward, with his axe uplifted, put an instant stop to his career, and with a terrified note of his native cries, he withdrew into the thickest of the adjoining foliage. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Andrew Lang Frisk was so terrified at the sight of it that he did not know where to hide. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Too terrified to move, I clung trembling to the tree, hearing and not hearing the shouts and laughter of a dozen or more men, who at that minute passed by the corner on their way to the wharves. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Rafael Sabatini Upon the word Asad swung to confront his son, and his face, suddenly inflamed, was so cruel and evil in its expression that it terrified that intriguing pair. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Andrew Lang The grocer’s wife was so terrified that she took her gold earrings out of her ears and put them in her pocket in order to save something. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith It terrified her soul to think he was Alvan. She feared scarcely less that it might not be he. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Then you lie rigid in the dark and listen and you’re terrified when you hear a car, a footstep, a whisper, terrified that the whites may be coming, and they never come for any good. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Your scolding of this morning terrified him. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She is very pretty, she has no money, and she is such an affectionate little dear that although she is as good as gold, we are all terrified for her sake whenever she makes acquaintances. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

She started, and pushing back her hair, bent a wistful, terrified gaze upon the face of the kneeling man, as though she would fain read there an explanation of the shadowy memory which haunted her. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

John Galsworthy And, terrified lest he should say: “Pardon me!” and rouse the sleeper, she clutched the diary, put her finger to her lips, murmured: “Don’t wake the baby!” and glided down the passage. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Olaf Stapledon I sometimes feel terrified for her. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

At last, in absolute despair, he sank down upon the floor, and remained terrified and almost insensible, expecting his death. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Cona’n also refused, and so did Caelte mac Rona’n and mac Lugac, for there was no man there but was terrified by the sight of that mighty and valiant harridan. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

She would defend a half-fledged bird, a terrified sheep, a worn-out old cur; but a man! Men were the normal and natural food for pistols and rifles, she considered. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her eyes suddenly lost their terrified gleam, a tremor of joy seemed to pass through her body. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins He was probably terrified at the prospect of entering the laboratory again. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Walter Besant The hearers were awed and terrified by the words of Almeria: ‘It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Catherine Helen Spence Land in the hands of terrified and indebted proprietors, who saw their rents decrease and the burdens on the land in no way decrease, could never be done justice to. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

I remember the terrified way in which she brought it out, and then, losing her courage, set the cups down on the path and bolted back to the house, shutting herself in the kitchen. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

With terrified eyes he peered close under the chin and saw no marks of strangulation on the throat. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]