Usage examples for frightful

  1. The anger of the Arabs was frightful to behold. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  2. Miss Meechim told me when they come down that though there wuz a high railin' it seemed so frightful to look down that immense height she didn't hardly dare to look off and enjoy herself, though the view wuz sublime. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  3. But I scarcely know whether the right man will not seem still more frightful to you. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. Yes, I saw her, and plenty of other frightful things. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  5. " We're in a frightful fix," he murmured at last. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  6. No sooner has he flung the head in the well, than up springs one of the finest young gentlemen you would wish to see; and instead of the old house and the frightful- looking place, it was changed into a beautiful hall and grounds. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  7. Don't you see the frightful danger?" – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  8. Frightful he may be; but it is a strange judgment which can find him vulgar. – Holbein by Beatrice Fortescue
  9. The most frightful thing was this: that they were all staring at the door. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  10. The thought of a lady like her traveling about alone looking for work was frightful! – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  11. And now, my dear child, you and I are trembling over the edge of a most frightful quarrel, of a bitter fight, of weepings and gnashings of teeth! – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  12. Where can Rudy and Babette be in this frightful weather! – The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales. by Hans Christian Andersen
  13. Nothing more frightful could have been said. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  14. The men laughed till they cried, and the women as well, murmuring: " Why, this is frightful! – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  15. Above in the choir loft the organ was dumb, not a murmur broke a frightful stillness. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  16. It seemed to him, he said, as though he had awakened from a frightful dream; and he begged to know how long he had been ill, and what had happened during the time. – Stories and Sketches by Harriet S. Caswell
  17. He looked at me with his frightful grin, and said, " Yes, and diamonds too, with time and money to help me." – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  18. " Your language, sir, is frightful," cried her ladyship, whose voice was rising in spite of herself. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  19. He had, of course, been the most frightful brute. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  20. Who was responsible for this frightful calamity? – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr