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Some articles on frighten:

Grievous Bodily Harm - The Offences - Maliciously
... harm, is likely to be caused, (see R v Savage, DPP v Parmenter,) but a mere intention to frighten is not enough (see R v Sullivan) ... counsel for the defence suggested that all the appellant intended to do was frighten the victim and no more ... The jury were directed that if there was an intention to frighten, and injury took place as a result, the appellant was guilty of an offence under section 20 ...
Lillian Hellman - Biography - Career and Politics, 1940s
... picture, those are frightened men and you pick frightened men to frighten first ... They frighten mighty easy, and they talk mighty bad...I suggest the rest of us don't frighten so easy ...
Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment For Alcohol (CIWA-Ar) Scale - Assessment Tool - Auditory Disturbances
... Ask "Are you more aware of sounds around you? Are they harsh? Do they frighten you? Are you hearing anything that is disturbing to you? Are you hearing things ...

Famous quotes containing the word frighten:

    What has this bugbear Death to frighten man,
    If souls can die, as well as bodies can?
    Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

    Smack the maid and frighten her mistress.
    Chinese proverb.