Definitions for: Aghast

Webster (1913) Definition: A*ghast", v. t.
See Agast, v. t. [Obs.]

A*ghast", a & p. p. [OE. agast, agasted, p. p. of
agasten to terrify, fr. AS. pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G.
er-, orig. meaning out) + g?stan to terrify, torment: cf.
Goth. usgaisjan to terrify, primitively to fix, to root to
the spot with terror; akin to L. haerere to stick fast,
cling. See Gaze, Hesitate.]
Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or

Aghast he waked; and, starting from his bed, Cold sweat
in clammy drops his limbs o'erspread. --Dryden.

The commissioners read and stood aghast. --Macaulay.

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