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 for affright
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affright \Af*fright"\, n.
     1. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger
        impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than
        terror.
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              He looks behind him with affright, and forward with
              despair.                              --Goldsmith.
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     2. The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object
        of dread. --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affright \Af*fright"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affrighted; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Affrighting.] [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS.
     [=a]fyrhtan to terrify; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig.
     meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See Fright.]
     To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
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           Dreams affright our souls.               --Shak.
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           A drear and dying sound
           Affrights the flamens at their service quaint.
                                                    --Milton.
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     Syn: To terrify; frighten; alarm; dismay; appall; scare;
          startle; daunt; intimidate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affright \Af*fright"\, p. a.
     Affrighted. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  affright
      n 1: an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety [syn: panic,
           terror, affright]
      v 1: cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
           frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her" [syn:
           frighten, fright, scare, affright]

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