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Sentence examples for frighten from high-quality English sources.

  • Let’s start with why antidisestablishmentarianism might frighten you.

  • They're imprisoning one person to frighten millions," he said of the case against him.

  • Although they have been trained by Childline too, their uniforms can frighten children.

  • For instance, by means of arguing the speaker may convince the hearer, and by means of warning the speaker may frighten the hearer.

  • He won with policies that were believable and reasonable which then did not frighten off the centre ground.

  • Nchiroba says shackling is necessary for those who “can frighten people and even cause injury or make noise”.

  • Leave campaigners have descended into the gutter with their latest attempt to frighten working people into voting to leave the EU.

  • Then, so as not to frighten the little one, her hand waited while she whispered to her, “Ursula, my darling child, my little girl, how pretty you are!”

Use frighten in a sentence.

  • It’s too bad my poems frighten you—but you’ve always been afraid of reading or seeing the world’s hardest things—like Hiroshima, the Inquisition or Belsen.

  • When disturbed, some raise both ends of their bodies, vibrate their prolegs to frighten the enemy, and squirt a fluid to a distance of several centimetres.

  • "All the available social science says if you've got an audience that's not frightened enough about COVID-19 then it will be useful to frighten them," Sandman said.

  • Lukashenko apparently hopes to gradually stall the protests’ momentum, allowing his security forces to frighten those who continue protesting with the threat of mass arrests.

  • A description of the threat of no-deal alarming enough to get business to prepare energetically would frighten the horses; too rosy an account of the future and people will not prepare.

  • It sounded unconvincing at the time because big housebuilders, even in good times, like to frighten chancellors into crowd-pleasing measures that usually end up fattening their own profit margins.

  • “If you’re going to frighten us with how many are dying every day,” argued the former Coronation Street star, “please enlighten us and tell us how things have improved, tell us when no one is dying.

  • In a letter to US District Judge Ketanji Jackson, Welch apologised for "endangering the safety" of the pizzeria customers, adding "it was never my intention to harm or frighten innocent lives, but I realise now just how foolish and reckless my decision was".

frighten sentence examples

  • Boosted by football crossovers Carlin Isles, Zach Test and Perry Baker, and rugby bred talents Danny Barrett and Madison Hughes, coached by Mike Friday’s experienced crew, the Eagles have enough pace and power – the keys to the shortened game – to frighten anyone.

  • As the "creepy clown" fad, where pranksters dress as clowns in order to frighten the public, crosses from North America to the UK, Jonny Hoskins, who teaches the art of clowning at the Art University Bournemouth, explains why so many people find clowns so unsettling.

  • Living alone, isolated and self-sufficient on a small rural property in the Brodribb river valley alongside the Snowy river national park, Redwood, the coordinator of the East Gippsland Environment Centre, says there have been endless attempts to silence and frighten her.

  • "You don't want to frighten society and say, 'At any given moment, something is going to come in and destroy society' Because when you hear that over and over again ... people get inured to that, and they say, 'Well, you're just trying to frighten us,'" Fauci said last year.


  • verb emotion

    - cause fear in

    Example: The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me

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On this page, there are 20 sentence examples for frighten. They are all from high-quality sources and constantly processed by lengusa's machine learning routines.

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  • 3 sentence examples for frighten from BBC
  • 3 sentence examples for frighten from Business Insider
  • 7 sentence examples for frighten from The Guardian
  • 1 sentence examples for frighten from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • 2 sentence examples for frighten from The New Yorker
  • 1 sentence examples for frighten from Encyclopedia Britannica
  • 1 sentence examples for frighten from New York Times
  • 1 sentence examples for frighten from The Economist
  • 1 sentence examples for frighten from Independent
    There are 3 relevant lexical connections:
  • • Relevant word or phrase for frighten is affright
  • • Relevant word or phrase for frighten is scare
  • • Relevant word or phrase for frighten is fright

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