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A sudden intense feeling of fear
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“Before she could finish the sentence, Fran let out a sudden cry of fright as she was swept up off her feet.”
A displeasing and prominently ugly sight
“She didn't want to look a fright on her wedding day.”
A sudden alarming shock
“The experience gave everyone a bit of a fright.”
(narratology) A technique of having something occur suddenly to frighten the audience
Psychological term for an irrational or obsessive fear of
Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
Homely person
To frighten or cause fear in
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“She studied at the conservatory but got stage fright when she had to play in front of an audience for her graduation recital.”
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