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Definition of "horrent" [hor•rent]

  • Archaic Covered with bristles; bristling. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "horrent" in a sentence
  • "Sicut viatores si ad saxum impegerint, aut nautae, memores sui casus, non ista modo quae offendunt, sed et similia horrent perpetuo et tremunt."
  • "Next, as to armaments: Will you present a greater terror to the foe if you appear furnished yourself from head to foot with bright emlazonrie and horrent arms; 200 or rather by reason of the warlike aspect of a whole city perfectly equipped?"
  • "Et insuper addemus, h鎐 ipsa cibaria, qu� extranei quidam vel nominare horrent, ipsos tamen extraneos apud nos, non sine voluptate, manducare solitos."