Usage examples for frightening

  1. These two, the clouds and the sun, were evidently bent on mischief, frightening little waves and painters and bright- eyed children and good priests who loved them! – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. He shrank from any amusement associated with the frightening or hurting of animals, and his bosom swelled with the fine gentleman's scorn of the clowns who got their fun in so coarse a way. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  3. I wish I could make you understand how very, very uncomfortable and frightening it is to feel, in broad daylight, hands and arms that you can't see. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  4. I wish all boys could realize that only cowards and fools go about frightening women. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock