What does the word horrify mean?

Usage examples for horrify

  1. The king, he concluded, who knew the nobles to be the hidden springs of all the previous troubles, would take good care to lay hands upon them at the first favorable opportunity, as well as the two whom he had already in Spain; and did not mean to let them go again, having sworn to make an example in them which should horrify the whole of Christendom, even if it should cost him his hereditary dominions. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  2. Warrender could horrify the girls and insult the poor old familiar furniture, but he was not yet sufficiently advanced to defy Joseph. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  3. When the whole story comes to be told it will horrify the world. – The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon by Newell Dwight Hillis