Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of night terror.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A sudden awakening associated with a sensation of terror, occurring in children, esp. those of unstable nervous constitution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sudden and incomplete waking from sleep (on the part of young children) in a state of confusion and terror.

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Examples

  • I wondered what night terrors inhabited the dark corners of a Speck's mind.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Just as it had been with STS-41D, I knew Prime Crew night terrors awaited me for STS-27.

    Riding Rockets

  • According to anthropologist Antonia Mills, nightmares and night terrors may sometimes be related to traumatic memories from a previous life.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Dr. Mainwaring said those were night terrors and probably related to some neurological problem.

    Over the Edge

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