I'll gossip and giggle, and have horrors
and raptures over any trifle you like.
The terrific character of their merciless enemies increased immeasurably the natural horrors
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors
of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.
Oh, boy, nor will I thee, unless I should thereby drag thee to worse horrors
than are here.
One evening they came over for a visit, and naturally the first subject upon which the conversation turned was the neighborhood and its history; and then Grandmother Majauszkiene, as the old lady was called, proceeded to recite to them a string of horrors
that fairly froze their blood.
There were two "Reigns of Terror," if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the "horrors
" of the minor Terror, the momentary Ter- ror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror
of swift death by the axe, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break?
Then, without any more preliminaries, she turned on all the horrors
of the "Battle of Prague," that venerable shivaree, and waded chin-deep in the blood of the slain.
Tom went home miserable, and his dreams that night were full of horrors
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors
of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
No lurking horrors
were to upbraid him for his easy credulity.
Marianne was spared from the troublesome feelings of contempt and resentment, on this impertinent examination of their features, and on the puppyism of his manner in deciding on all the different horrors
of the different toothpick-cases presented to his inspection, by remaining unconscious of it all; for she was as well able to collect her thoughts within herself, and be as ignorant of what was passing around her, in Mr.
Amongst them all I found not one whom, had I been ever so free, I--warned as I was of the risks, the horrors
, the loathings of incongruous unions--would have asked to marry me.