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  • to inspire with fear
  • causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "

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  • the act of inspiring with fear

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  • The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...: Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall which added all the material from the three singles the group issued in 1984. The Wonderful and Frightening World
  • Life Less Frightening: "Life Less Frightening" is the third song from the Chicago melodic hardcore/punk rock band Rise Against's 2004 album Siren Song of the Counter Culture
  • The Frightening: The Frightening is a horror movie, released in 2002, directed by David DeCoteau. It's Corey Peterson's first day at Hallow End High School (nicknamed
  • Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening: Pajama Sam 2 Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening Cover is a 1998 children's point-and-click adventure game originally released for PC and Mac
  • It's Frightening: It's Frightening is the second album by the American indie rock band the White Rabbits. It was released May 19, 2009 on TBD Records, with "Percussion
  • Freedom Is Frightening: Freedom Is Frightening is a 1973 album by the Japanese percussionist, keyboardist and composer Stomu Yamash'ta and his band East Wind. It was recorded
  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil is a novella by short story writer George Saunders; it is 130 pages long. The novella was written at Syracuse

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* I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough. - M. C. Escher

* Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns. - Jerrold Mundis


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  • Frightening episode
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  • Japan's Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear
    Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed. The "Robear" has a cub-like face with big doey eyes, but packs enough power to transfer frail patients from a wheelchair to a bed or a bath, Japan's Riken institute said Tuesday. "The polar cub-like look Read more on this news related to 'Frightening'
  • Duterte’s statement self-serving, frightening
    In the Feb. 20 issue of the Inquirer, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was reported to have said that he might run for president in the 2016 elections, “if only to save the country from being fractured.” In my humble opinion, that statement of Mayor Duterte is not only self-serving. It is also frightening. There […] Read more on this news related to 'Frightening'

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