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  1. List of paraphrases for "frightens":

    scares, terrifies, intimidates

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  1. Ronald Reagan:

    The thought of being president frightens me. I do not think I want the job.

  2. Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992:

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

  3. Lisa Dadio:

    The more anti-police rhetoric … that frightens especially young people, and they are less likely to cooperate with police. That creates the danger of a police officer … or a citizen getting hurt at the hands of police officers.

  4. The Omani shed:

    My deepest fear is not that we are incompatible, My deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure of fire and fuel. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. You’re playing big will not serve the world, me being prideful did not serve me. KB

  5. Jerome K. Jerome:

    The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.

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