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We got quite a fright when someone banged on our door in the middle of the nightThe children gasped in fright when the monster appeared on stage.

We got quite a fright when someone banged on our door in the middle of the night.

The mouse squeaked with fright when it saw the cat.

The child got frightened when he heard his parents arguing loudly in the kitchen.

The kitten was frightened of the dog, but also a little bit curious.

The octopus came out from behind the rock, and frightened the divers.

The scenes of violence in the film were very frightening.

The hiker became frightened when he heard a noise coming from the bushes.

Threats of terrorist attacks have frightened many foreigners away from the country.

The gatehouse at Hever Castle contains a frightening collection of torture instruments, including axes used for beheading prisoners.

My son still sleeps with a light on because he's frightened of the dark.

Being in a car accident was the most frightening experience of her life.

The camp monitor tried to scare the kids by telling them frightening ghost stories.

The camp monitor tried to frighten the kids by telling them scary ghost stories.

She is frightened of spiders, and screams whenever she sees them.

The victim was so frightened that she could hardly speak.

He won't complain to his boss; he's too frightened he'll get fired.

The country came frighteningly close to a civil war.

A frighteningly high number of teenagers in this country have tried marijuana.

Seeing someone get beat up outside a bar was a very frightening experience.

Interest rates are frightfully high right now, so there's simply no way we can afford to buy a house.

She's gotten herself into a frightful mess, and now it's up to her to get herself out of it.

Jerome is frightfully good at chess; I don't suppose anyone will be able to beat him.

Jean Paul Richter once suggested that a timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Laurens Van der Post once remarked that human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.

Goethe once said that there is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Hannah More once noted that obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

If frightened, a mother rabbit may leave, ignore, or even eat her babies.

An Italian proverb notes that it is easy to frighten the bull from the window.

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