affrightful

affrightful

(əˈfraɪtfʊl)
adj
1. archaic causing fright or alarm
2. obsolete fearful
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Since her face tends to visit him before he goes to sleep, he worries that her new head will replace the one he loves and he won't be able to do anything about it: "What if on my Death-bed her Face, which had hovered before me as my soothing and beckoning Seraph, should all at once flash into that new face, rendered of yet more affrightful expression by the action of the painful feelings produced by it, thence associated with it, thence returning with it in the same Trance of recollection, and of course modifying it?