He held them silent with ghastly stories of the "Yo-hoes" on Monomoy Beach, that mock and terrify
lonely clam-diggers; of sand-walkers and dune-haunters who were never properly buried; of hidden treasure on Fire Island guarded by the spirits of Kidd's men; of ships that sailed in the fog straight over Truro township; of that harbour in Maine where no one but a stranger will lie at anchor twice in a certain place because of a dead crew who row alongside at midnight with the anchor in the bow of their old-fashioned boat, whistling - not calling, but whistling - for the soul of the man who broke their rest.
Alec d'Urberville had evidently thought better of his freak to terrify
her by an ambush of that kind.
They tended their flocks severely in buckram and powder and put their sticking-plaster patches on to terrify
commoners as the chiefs of some other tribes put on their war-paint.
If the character be a lady with an exquisite laugh, I suddenly terrify
you by laughing exquisitely.
That gigantic black behind him has had many names since he dropped the one with which dusky mothers still terrify
their children on the banks of the Guadjo-mo.
And it can well be understood, in such environment, how there was generated in the lonely, neglected boy much of the bitterness and hostility for his kind that later was to express itself in deeds so frightful as to terrify
A BIG Nation having a quarrel with a Little Nation, resolved to terrify
its antagonist by a grand naval demonstration in the latter's principal port.
The Father knows the Son; therefore secure Ventures his filial virtue, though untried, Against whate'er may tempt, whate'er seduce, Allure, or terrify
, or undermine.
What form we seem to them to bear we know not; we know only that we terrify
even those whom we most wish to comfort, and from whom we most crave tenderness and sympathy.