He cannot use it as George W. used his—to threaten, to cajole, to harass and to frighten recalcitrant legislators into line.
Their goal is to frighten women who have objected to forced hijab.
"The regime will bring all its force and military, and this will frighten a large number of people," she said.
They frighten a few people (mostly each other), are rude to bystanders and astonish a cleaning lady.
Big scary Transformer-like robots with heads ablaze that frighten the kids back across the treacherous desert?
And all the little disfiguring hurts of life—they frighten me!
There was nothing in that to frighten her: there was everything to make her feel content and proud.
I played more softly so as not to frighten the baby, and also to entice him to come nearer.
The work was hard, and the weather cold; but these did not frighten me.
Bo or Boh, says Warton, was a fierce Gothic chief, whose name was used to frighten children.