How to use Terrors in a sentence
It was an austere religion, inculcating self-restraint, courage and honesty; it secured peace of conscience through forgiveness of sins, and abated for those who were initiated in its mysteries the superstitious terrors of death and the world to come.
Such penalties had exercised no sufficient terrors.
It is not wonderful, therefore, that a lad to whom nature had given a powerful imagination and sensibility which amounted to a disease, should have been early haunted by religious terrors.
The prospect of a Spanish infanta as the bride of the future king of England filled them with suspicious terrors.
Night Terrors sees the apes resting uneasily in a cave, some sixth sense alerting them to strange events outside and they remain apprehensive.Advertisement
Stage Four Sleep is the period when Sleep Terror Disorder (also known as Night Terrors or pavor nocturnes) occurs.
At Gilimanuk Bay, muck divers will find a host of tiny terrors, including the Ambon scorpionfish and the Harlequin ghost pipefish.
The sixth book is devoted to the explanation, in accordance with natural causes, of some of the more abnormal phenomena, such as thunderstorms, volcanoes, earthquakes, &c., which are special causes of supernatural terrors.
A more perfect way to shrug off the terrors of the day I cannot imagine.
Unlike a sleep disorder like snoring, it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of night terrors.Advertisement
The sleep researchers at the sleep lab will see increased brain activity at the same time as the sleep terrors.
This leads researchers to believe that night terrors might be caused by a chemical reaction in the body that causes a "misfire" in the brain.
Night terrors are more common in children than they are in adults.
Night terrors are frequently misdiagnosed.
What causes night terrors can vary from the stress felt by a three year old during a family divorce to a medication-induced night terror in an adult.Advertisement
If you believe that you or your child might be having night terrors, you should consider talking to your doctor.
The doctor can help you determine if these are night terrors and if there is anything you can do to minimize their occurrence.
Of the three types of insomnia, chronic insomnia is the type that can last for years at a time and is most often associated with a primary sleeping disorder (restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea , night terrors and sleepwalking).
Night terrors have heart-bounding effects, and they can disrupt your ability to sleep well.
Somnambulism is similar to pavor nocturnus (night terrors) in that it occurs during the non-dreaming stage of sleep, usually within an hour or two of going to bed.Advertisement
Unlike nightmares, sleep terrors typically occur in stage three or stage four NREM sleep during the first third of the night.
Sleep terrors, sleepwalking, and bedwetting episodes generally occur within stage four sleep or during partial arousals from this sleep stage.
Children in this age group tend to be more troubled with nightmares and night terrors than younger children.
Night terrors are a confusional arousal resulting from immature sleep patterns with an intense activation of the flight or fight emotion.
Night terrors are also called "pavor nocturnus."Advertisement
Childhood night terrors are a parasomnia, or partial-sleep disorder, common in young children.
Night terrors are not a dream or typical nightmare.
Sleepwalking, another parasomnia disorder, may also occur in as many as one third of children with night terrors.
Night terrors appear to run in families, though there is no scientific evidence of genetic factors.
Childhood night terrors occur more frequently in boys.Advertisement
Childhood night terrors appear to be a normal physiological process of the immature and developing nervous system.
Night terrors occurring in adolescence and adult life may be more severe and are often linked with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Though tranquilizers may be used for short-term control of night terrors, the result is uncertain and not generally advised.
Hypnosis, biofeedback, and various relaxation techniques have been used with some success to reduce or eliminate occurrence of childhood night terrors.
Maintaining a quiet home without sudden disruptive noise will minimize some of the external stimuli that may trigger night terrors.Advertisement
Childhood night terrors are usually outgrown by the age of seven and rarely persist beyond adolescence.
This may help to break the disruptive sleep pattern that has resulted in the night terrors.
Childhood night terrors are alarming to witness.
Childhood night terrors are a form of confusional arousal.
Other parasomnias, such as night terrors and night walking, may call for medication if other interventions and treatments fail to relieve seriously disruptive symptoms.Advertisement
Night terrors and sleepwalking occur during this stage of sleep.
Yellow jackets are terrors of many backyard picnics and gatherings.
He painted in lurid colours the terrors of purgatory, while he dwelt on the cheapness of the indulgence which would purchase remission and his prices were lowered as each sale approached its end.
This different treatment shows the feeling of the poet - the feeling for which he seeks to evoke our inmost sympathy - to oscillate between the belief that an awful crime brings with it its awful punishment (and it is sickening to observe how the argument by which the Friar persuades Annabella to forsake her evil courses mainly appeals to the physical terrors of retribution), and the notion that there is something fatal, something irresistible, and therefore in a sense self-justified, in so dominant a passion.
He had with consummate ability exposed the terrors of 2 This is borne out by the register of his birth and baptism, and by words in his last letter to his wife, - "I die at thirty-four."Advertisement
Dread of the Turks and dread of Spain were the two terrors which haunted Venice till the republic fell.
Although there was little or no stress laid on either the joys or the terrors of a future life, the movement was not infrequently accompanied by most of those physical symptoms which usually go with vehement appeals to the conscience and emotions of a rude multitude.
In the four last chapters the author, returning to the history, gives a detailed account of the provision made for the Israelites in the wilderness and of the pains and terrors with which the Egyptians were plagued.
But the terrors of that day are not for the Jews but for their enemies.
Although the title of the poem implies that it is a treatise on the "whole nature of things," the aim of Lucretius is to treat only those branches of science which are necessary to clear the mind from the fear of the gods and the terrors of a future state.Advertisement
Between 1581 and 1776 as many as fifty-nine heretics were burned at Lima, and there were twenty-nine " autos "; but the Inquisition affected Europeans rather than natives, for the Indians, as catechumens, were exempted from its terrors.
But "on the holiest soil of history, he gave his people a fatherland"; and Fulcher of Chartres, his chaplain, who paints at the beginning of Baldwin's reign the terrors of the lonely band of Christians in the midst of their foes, can celebrate at the end the formation of a new nation in the East (qui fuimus occidentales, nunc facti sumus orientales) - an achievement which, so far as it was the work of any one man, was the work of Baldwin I.
From these results we see that Shaftesbury, opposed to Hobbes and Locke, is in close agreement with Hutcheson, and that he is ultimately a deeply religious thinker, inasmuch as he discards the moral sanction of public opinion, the terrors of future punishment, the authority' of the civil authority, as the main incentives to goodness, and substitutes the voice of conscience and the love of God.
She was now certain that the life of the king was threatened, and the events of the 10th of June added to her terrors.
The terrors of this " savage sea and inhospitable shore," once described by Sallust, have, however, been greatly mitigated by the introduction of steam, the improvement of the harbours, and the establishment by the French government of an excellent system of lighthouses.
With one consent Epicureanism preaches that the death of the body is the end of everything for man, and hence the other world has lost all its terrors as well as all its hopes.
An immense joy in battle breathes through the earliest Norse literature, which has scarce its like in any other literature; and we know that the language recognized a peculiar battle fury, a veritable madness by which certain were seized and which went by the name of " berserk's way " (berserksgangr).2 The courage of the vikings was proof against anything, even as a rule against superstitious terrors.
Inspired by apostolic zeal the friars braved the terrors of life in the remote villages, raised the natives The Friars from barbarianism and taught them the forms of Christianity.
It may be concluded, with some confidence, from experience and theory alike, that localities where they do not prevail may fail to keep plague out, but have very little to fear from it, except the disturbance of trade caused by the traditional terrors that still cling to the name.
He also made many songs of the terrors of the coming judgment, of the horrors of hell and the sweetness of heaven; and of the mercies and the judgments of God."