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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a ghost/horror story
▪ They sat round the fire telling ghost stories.
▪ She likes reading horror stories.
a horror/adventure/war film
▪ He likes watching horror films.
be filled with horror/fear/anger/doubt/remorse
▪ Their faces were suddenly filled with fear.
froze with horror
▪ She froze with horror.
horror movie
horror story
▪ horror stories about patients being given the wrong drugs
in horror/amazement etc
▪ He watched in horror as the flames engulfed his house.
recoil in horror
▪ We recoil in horror from the thought of subjecting someone to extreme pain.
stare in disbelief/horror/amazement etc
▪ Hilary stared in disbelief at the kitchen clock.
the horrors of war
▪ They wanted to forget the horrors of war they had witnessed.
▪ Thus, it may be thought that the term rape conveys the full horror of the event.
▪ The only thing alive was the brooding darkness, full of horrors and spiders, waiting to pounce.
▪ As the full horror of the explosion unfolded, the Halifax building society was reduced to a mound of rubble.
▪ Finally the full horror of the deed is unveiled.
▪ Now as he began to understand the story in its full horror, his face was like an old man's.
▪ The full horror of life in a Victorian industrial area is obvious here.
▪ Members of the family are still reluctant to reveal the full horrors they endured in their homeland.
▪ And that little horror Zach was around.
▪ Weaver said Tuesday night while sipping wine and brandishing various medieval weapons for sale in his little shop of horrors.
▪ She threw up her hands in mock horror as the little pomeranian ran yapping among the guests.
▪ It was a monumental folly, which could have been made for horror films.
▪ One will get the original predatory alien, the delight of sci-fi horror films.
▪ It looked like something out of a horror film, a malevolent presence swallowing everything before it.
▪ It reminded him of the zombies he had seen in the horror film at the Empire.
▪ Boys like that shouldn't be packed off to horror films all on their own.
▪ It reminded me of the ghost in the horror film I had heard some of the older children talking about.
▪ Had a call from the casting director of a new horror film yesterday.
▪ Taken at face value the words found sinister and can convey a false impression like some sort of second-rate horror movie.
▪ The festival presents horror movies, backed up by commentary on their scientific authenticity, or lack thereof.
▪ So I sat them down and made them watch the horror movie Cujo.
▪ The second slide showed a mouse that had ballooned into something out of a horror movie.
▪ Voice over Hampden's great house was bought by Hammer films in the 70's to make horror movies.
▪ He'd played in some eminently forgettable horror movies and I felt I could not seriously consider him.
▪ It sounds like something out of a horror movie.
▪ In the early 1960s one result of shrinking cinema audiences was the Sunday double bill of low budget horror movies.
▪ But the refugees' horror stories have not changed.
▪ There are so many horror stories about ESOPs that many men would just prefer to sign their money away.
▪ And still the horror stories go on.
▪ The tie-up had been a favorite horror story that Jemmalee enjoyed telling to Carol when Carol was beginning to under-stand tyranny.
▪ Tell us your medical horror story.
▪ This true-life horror story coming out of Los Angeles a few years back became an instant media sensation.
▪ The onset of a campaign has brought to mind some of the horror stories of the trail.
▪ You hear some horror stories about it.
▪ Social reformers were not slow to describe the horrors of such places.
▪ A panel of kids describes the horrors of their environment: Five of seven have seen some one murdered in front of them.
▪ In a letter to Mrs Coutts he described the horror and the misery from which the mock election was a welcome diversion.
▪ Medical personnel described a scene of horror, as the gymnasium was turned into a killing field.
▪ She describes the horrors of matrimony with vivacious comic indignation, dazzling wit and choice of expression, and with breathtaking eloquence.
▪ Politically, expressing horror at degeneracy was expedient.
▪ The Government have expressed their horror at such attacks on the police, but they also need to act.
▪ Now however, it only fills him with horror, the chill marble is like the cold of the corpse.
▪ She gazed at Ruth, and her face seemed to fill up with horror.
▪ His eyes, which, moments earlier, had been filled with fear and horror, were now clear, almost calm.
▪ The idea of sub-contracting an exhibition piece now fills me with abject horror.
▪ The thought of a day, let alone months, spent on board a narrow boat would fill her with horror.
▪ Their faces were filled with horror and fear when they saw me.
▪ The man sitting next to her grandmother wore the distinctive sharp-peaked cap of the Gestapo and Peach froze with horror.
▪ Running through the orange grove, which already had little green oranges on, past the chickens, she froze with horror.
▪ I have heard every horror story about the Tideway and have believed them all, fool that I am!
▪ And nearly every day I hear another horror story about some one who left their whole computer open for the world to see.
▪ Antigone and Ismene heard with horror what Creon had decided.
▪ You hear some horror stories about it.
▪ I have heard every horror story.
▪ Mobuto recoiled in horror, stumbling back painfully into the Studebaker's wing mirror.
▪ I should have gasped and recoiled in horror.
▪ He read about Jacques Delors's federalist vision from which he recoiled in horror.
▪ The idea of their having a say in the running of a club appears to make officials recoil with horror.
▪ Rebus's face changed; he recoiled in horror, but Osvaldo had his thumbs hooked in the malai's belt.
▪ I stare in horror at its bloody mouth, that vertical stitch of red wool now dribbling crimson.
▪ Bertha enters and stares in horror.
▪ Agnes looked up at Vlad, who was staring in horror.
▪ He turned to cover it, then stopped and stared in horror.
▪ She stared in horror at the whitened, frozen cadavers which lay there under a tattered, canvas sheet.
▪ She stared at it in horror.
▪ Unable to move, I stared in horror at the shape behind the glass, and screamed.
▪ Some shoppers tell horror stories of plastic bags ripping apart as they carry a gallon jug of milk.
▪ Surely it wasn't possible, she told herself in horror.
▪ She can tell the Holocaust horror stories now without bursting into tears.
▪ Teesdale turned in horror and came out at once, his face grey with fear.
▪ The pictures Elizabeth took that day have become more than just snaps of a holiday that turned to horror.
▪ Frye was turning slowly in horror to look behind him, at the reception wall.
▪ But it couldn't have come at a worse time, given that their volatile relationship has turned into a horror story.
▪ They turn unspeakable horror into honour and glory.
▪ In seconds, the whole wreckage was engulfed in raging flames and happiness had turned to horror.
▪ An enterprise as vast as the education service is bound to turn up horror stories daily.
▪ In this situation, many women find their minds turning to horror stories such as that of Marie Wilkes.
▪ As they watched in horror, they saw flames eating their way up one of the heavy curtains.
▪ So I sat them down and made them watch the horror movie Cujo.
▪ The Danley management, the cops, stood across the street, watching in horror.
▪ Elizabeth watched with fascinated horror the forcible feeding practised on the poor children.
▪ From inside the car, their two children watched in horror.
▪ I watch his face in horror.
▪ We watch such things with horror and envy.
be struck with horror/terror/awe etc
mock surprise/horror/indignation etc
▪ No wrong questions, no mock surprise.
▪ She threw up her hands in mock horror as the little pomeranian ran yapping among the guests.
▪ With mock surprise, he settled into the love seat, draping his arms along its top.
throw up your hands (in horror/dismay etc)
▪ But instead of throwing up her hands and blaming the problem on organizational chaos, she stepped back and analyzed the situation.
▪ Davide had seen the priests, who had shrugged and thrown up their hands indolently at the laundress's problem.
▪ Even his most recent wife, Mercedes, had thrown up her hands.
▪ He rounded the bend nearest the building, and nearly dropped the branch for throwing up his hands in frustration.
▪ Here Abie threw up his hands at the ignorance of policemen.
▪ Jenny exclaimed to E.. Ames, throwing up her hands.
▪ Paul Reichmann threw up his hands in protest at the suggestion, but did not utter a sound.
▪ Then they throw up their hands, wondering why the benefits they have been pursuing never seem to accrue.
▪ Children in these famine-stricken areas simply cannot be protected from the horror all around them.
▪ He suddenly realized to his horror that the brakes weren't working.
▪ He was trembling with horror and disbelief.
▪ It's hard for me even now to relate my feelings of horror and incredulity about what happened.
▪ Jocasta turned white, a look of horror on her face.
▪ One woman cried as she told of the horror of seeing workmates killed in the lift.
▪ She screamed again and stared in horror at what lay in the doorway.
▪ That dress is a horror.
▪ The crowd watched in horror as the plane hit the ground and burst into flames.
▪ The old cop spoke about the horrors of Alcatraz prison.
▪ They joined the anti- nuclear campaign after seeing a film about the horrors of Hiroshima.
▪ To his horror, PC Kelly saw a handgun protruding from the man's coat.
▪ To my horror, I saw James' car draw up outside the gate.
▪ And as the horror sunk in, the form of a man who won nine titles last season deserted him.
▪ But why shackle yourself to that horror?
▪ He read about Jacques Delors's federalist vision from which he recoiled in horror.
▪ His eyes were fixed always on that unseen horror.
▪ Satisfaction and horror jostle for position on his face.
▪ Then you turn 40 and, to your horror, you find that you are all too perishable.
▪ This group of woodcut prints foreshadows the horrors that were to come.
▪ To the horror of friends and family, many of those unhappy lawyers are shucking their partnerships.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Horror \Hor"ror\, n. [Formerly written horrour.] [L. horror, fr. horrere to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread, to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr. h?sh to bristle.]

  1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement. [Archaic]

    Such fresh horror as you see driven through the wrinkled waves.

  2. A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.

  3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.

    How could this, in the sight of heaven, without horrors of conscience be uttered?

  4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.

    Breathes a browner horror on the woods.

    The horrors, delirium tremens. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French horror (12c., Modern French horreur) and directly from Latin horror "dread, veneration, religious awe," a figurative use, literally "a shaking, trembling, shudder, chill," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder," from PIE root *ghers- "to bristle" (cognates: Sanskrit harsate "bristles," Avestan zarshayamna- "ruffling one's feathers," Latin eris (genitive) "hedgehog," Welsh garw "rough"). As a genre in film, 1934. Chamber of horrors originally (1849) was a gallery of notorious criminals in Madame Tussaud's wax exhibition.


n. 1 An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance. 2 An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.

  1. n. intense and profound fear

  2. something that inspires horror; something horrible; "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"

  3. intense aversion [syn: repugnance, repulsion, revulsion]

Horror (2002 film)

Horror is a 2002 American horror film written and directed by Dante Tomaselli. The movie stars Danny Lopes as the leader of a gang of drug addicts that escapes after making a bloody escape from a drug rehabilitation hospital, only to encounter demonic entities.

Horror (Garo)

are fictional monsters and the antagonists in the Tokusatsu series Garo.

Horror (With Blood Comes Cleansing album)

Horror is the second studio album by American deathcore band With Blood Comes Cleansing. Released on January 22, 2008 by Victory Records to mixed reviews, it deals with the subject of the end of days or Armageddon.


Horror or The Horrors or variant may refer to:

Horror (2015 film)

#Horror (; HashtagHorror) is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by Tara Subkoff, and starring Chloë Sevigny, Timothy Hutton, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, and Balthazar Getty. The plot follows a group of wealthy junior high school girls who face a night of terror together after a social network game spirals out of control.

The film premiered on November 18, 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art, and was released in a limited release and through video on demand on November 20, 2015, by IFC Midnight.

Usage examples of "horror".

I sometimes stole a corner glance at him, and encountering his fiery, eager stare, looked another way from pure horror and affright, which he, doubtless in character, attributed to nothing more than maiden modesty, or at least the affectation of it.

Bloody but unbowed, Caine returns to Ankhar very few minutes from now, for a final desperate attempt to his wife from the horrors of amplitude decay.

Achamian simply stared in blank horror, an anguished pendulum slowly swinging to and fro, to and fro .

Hugo concluded by announcing that 500 francs would be given for a peace essay, and 500 francs for the best collection of facts showing the horrors of war.

Generally speaking, he prefers bright tints to darker ones, but his likes and dislikes are capricious, and with regard to some colors his antipathy amounts to positive horror.

The Christians, who beheld with horror and indignation the apostasy of Julian, had much more to fear from his power than from his arguments.

No human mind could apperceive its structure, or figure its lineaments, or live to tell of the horror of its ugliness, its loathsomeness, its frightfulness.

Though history has accustomed us to observe every principle and every passion yielding to the imperious dictates of ambition, it is scarcely credible that, in these moments of horror, Sulpicianus should have aspired to ascend a throne polluted with the recent blood of so near a relation and so excellent a prince.

Paul Di Filippo Miscellaneous Titles The English-language SF and fantasy and horror genres offer so many riches that Anglophone readers are often disinclined to search out the stories of other tongues.

Clearly it was wisest to creep east to the plaza of twin lions and descend at once to the gulf, where assuredly he would meet no horrors worse than those above, and where he might soon find ghouls eager to rescue their brethren and perhaps to wipe out the moonbeasts from the black galley.

The horror, however, with which one shudders at their worship is attributable, in some measure, to the mere effect of costume.

I felt horror at the things being done by some Gamesmen, revulsion, anger, and felt Barish play upon that horror and revulsion.

De Batz, for once in his life cowed by what he had seen, still wore a look of horror and disgust upon his florid face.

The blastulas were dubbed the 1-1-2041s, and everything about their lives became the subject of intense public scrutiny and fascination and self-righteous horror.

She had lain in my arms until then, with upturned face and piteous, frightened eyes - like a bird that feels itself within the toils of a snake, yet whose horror is blent with a certain fascination.