king of terrors


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king of terrors

1. Death as an idea or personification. In those days, the king of terrors was ever present in families' lives, such that they were forever prepared to confront the death of a loved one at almost any given moment.
2. That which is an especial cause of death. Her blood ran cold when the doctor said it could be that king of terrors, cancer.
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king of terrors

death personified.
See also: king, of, terror
References in classic literature ?
The Inquisitorial vengeance had been hurried by my two-fold escape, and there was to be no more dallying with the King of Terrors.
The King of Terrors met their gaze In ev'ry shape, or form, or phase, He rode upon the bustling shell: They found him where the round shot fell; They heard him in exploding mine, In bayonet gleam they saw him shine; They saw him come with saber's flash, Driving out souls through many a gash; He play'd among the deadly dew, Which soak'd their tatter'd garments Through.
Schenectady proved to be a remarkably rich site for studying "the King of Terrors.
Facing the King of Terrors is a dedication of love, expertly crafted by a senior historian.
Nineteenth-century Americans often referred to death as "the King of Terrors," although they appear from the modern perspective to be both familiar and comfortable with death.