Part of speech: noun

Extreme fear or that which causes it; fright.

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Usage examples "terror":

  1. And each time she started up in fresh terror. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. She wrote somewhere, in the beginning, I think, that, if I felt the terror of her words too deeply, I was to pass by her house on the other side of the street at an early hour in the morning. - "Cynthia Wakeham's Money", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. How often had there come to her mind the times when she was but a little girl the squatter had said when he would whip her, and she had waited in shivering terror through the long day until the big thief returned home- he never forgot his anger of the morning. - "From the Valley of the Missing", Grace Miller White.