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Terror-haunted

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Terror-haunted haunted with terror
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terrorterrēre, to frighten.

Usage

In literature:

It suffices that they would all possess the essential elements of loneliness, bleakness and haunting terror.
"Short Story Writing" by Charles Raymond Barrett
Was it fair that in addition to this haunting terror she should be constantly harassed by a consciousness of her own personal danger?
"Second Book of Tales" by Eugene Field
They declared the place haunted and were in a state of terror even to be near it.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He had forgotten everything, but the gentle creature whose dark-eyed terror haunted him.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
But here in their very haunts, I learnt the full amount of the terror they inspired.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
His thoughts went to his old life alone there, to the coming into it of the haunting voice, to his terror, his struggle, his flight southward.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Quamina cannot be persuaded it is not the devil himself haunting their domain, and is petrified with terror for the rest of the evening.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Now all is sad, solitary and dreary, the haunt of spirits and spectres of nameless terror.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
But her terror of seeing a return of memory now was a haunting nightmare to her.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
But here in their very haunts, I learnt the full amount of the terror they inspired.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
Stark terror showed in the other's look which gradually changed to one of haunting fear and indecision.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
My terrors haunted me all day.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
There was too much anxiety and agony in her mind for any of the nervous terrors which had haunted her during the day.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
And somehow he lived through that terror-haunted day and night.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Her eyes were full of terror, which always haunted her.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Cold terror wrap thee in his close embraces, And bear thee shrieking to his haunted den.
"Eidolon" by Walter R. Cassels
In these haunting terrors there was, of course, a distinct token of possible insanity.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
But the big brute was a creature of abject terror, staring out with fear-haunted eyes.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
To rid himself of this haunting terror, he told all to me under the seal of the confessional.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
But in the large blue eyes was a look of terror, a kind of haunted look.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

No midnight terrors haunt their bed,
No arrow wounds by day;
Unhurt on serpents they shall tread,
If found in duty's way.
"The Believer's Safety" by John Newton
No heart can share the terror
That haunts his monstrous dark.
The light that filters through the chinks
No other eye can mark.
"Listen..." by Ogden Nash
Till at length the lays they chanted
Reached the chamber terror-haunted,
Where the monk, with accents holy,
Whispered at the baron's ear.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
His young lips show no stir of breath.
Ah, — I begin to understand,
And I remember: — this is Death!
The haunting terror of the land.
"Song of the Enfifa River" by Laurence Hope
I recognized the nameless agony,
The terror and the tremor and the pain,
That oft before had filled or haunted me,
And now returned with threefold strength again.
"The Two Angels. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And then I raise my head
From terror-haunted bed,
And hush my breath, and my very pulses hush and hark;
But as I glance around,
The stir, the murmuring sound,
Dies away in the moonlight, lying there stiff and stark.
"Lemoine" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Terror haunts the streets of our cities.
Kptm.com Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, A Massive Haunted House In a Real Prison, Features Expanded VIP Experiences and a Terrifying New Attraction.
"American Horror Story," gruesome and kinky, is like no other TV before, worse even than the sick terror of some movie haunted houses.
Jackson's Underworld is one of the largest and spookiest haunted houses in Michigan, and tonight is your last chance to experience the terror.
Members of the community enjoyed a good scare as they toured the Delta County Jaycees' Tunnel of Terror Haunted House in the basement of Ernie's Irish Pub Saturday.
0 Terror of London haunted maze during Halloween Haunt 2012 at Knott's Berry Farm.
Shelby Sanchez and friends run screaming from one of the Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror haunted houses Saturday, Oct 6, 2012.
Halloween chills and thrills have been taken to a new level this year at the Altamont Scaregrounds, home of Ultimate Terrors, a popular multi-attraction haunted event.
Ten years after snipers John Allen Muhammed and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the region, those who were directly affected are still haunted by their memories.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus in Draper, is Utah's scariest, creepiest and most exciting haunted attraction found within their Terrifying Semi-Trailers of Terror.
It's a terrifying time at Terror Nights Haunted House this year, Ryan Laepple and "Buck Buck" warn Ben and Katie about what visitors can expect should they dare to cross their threshold.
Join Cat Country as the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company presents Terror In The Junkyard Haunted Hayride and Corn Maze, Saturday, October 27th from 8pm to 10pm.
Terror on the Trail is a haunted woods walk to benefit the Brain Injury Adventure Camp in Henderson County, Kentucky.
Terror Nights Haunted House.
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