"Well, they heard such funny humming noises and jingling like the rattling of chains an' things," said the driver, "that they got most scared to death and ran back home like the old Nick was after them.
"I'm just scared to death to stay here in the dark."
"We girls were just about scared to death."
"Parks seems to be scared to death.
Deanie was scared to death for fear they wouldn't take her.
Do not say you were literally scared to death if you are yet alive to tell the story.
The Honduras females were yellow as saffron, but it was caused by the climate of Honduras, but the whole show was scared to death for fear we would all have yellow fever, and the management detailed pa and I to hide the yellow girls from the police.
They were simply scared to death, and they broke out the side of the tent near the lemonade stand and went whooping out into the open air and freedom, while the audience yelled with joy.
I went down first, and when I saw him I was almost scared to death.
My brother has a wife and two little children, and she'll be scared to death if Bill is injured.
" "Or get scared to death." "Or those crabs might go for him, and eat him up."
"I'm scared to death of mice," she confessed.
I was scared to death, but I wanted to conquer that cowardly Belle.
"That's very decent of you, Yates; you must pardon me; I was naturally half scared to death at first; but I realize you are acting very handsomely in this horrible dilemma" "Naturally," interrupted Yates.
His wife was once half-scared to death by what she considers a demon in the shape of a dog.
The cat's scared to death.
You see, it's just awful; because he doesn't come home we're all scared to death: he may come home drunk at any time.
"Say, this game has got those two girls scared to death.
He came in, naturally scared to death, and told us that story based on the legends of the Cedars and the doctor's supernatural theories.
He must go somewhere, where there was light and heat, if he wasn't going to be entirely scared to death.
But when the children saw such a little creature coming up to them with outstretched hands, they grabbed hold of each other, took a couple of steps backward, and looked scared to death.
"Scared to death, I redoubled my efforts to find a way out.
She just sits there like a graven image, scared to death.
You'd be scared to death of them if you knew them better."
"First you run out at night with the mercury at 4 below and come dashing back scared to death, banging at the door, and then you tell me you like Dickie and ask me not to mention the finest fellow in Millings!"
But they're scared to death of being found out.
I was scared to death because they had just said Miss Clay was outside.
She was scared to death of him.
Dey had us niggers scared to death of the Bluejackets.
"I was scared to death of the Ku Klux Klan.
They had Miss Sue walking and crying and us three children clinging to her skirt tail scared to death and crying too.
Well, I certainly was scared to death.
Miss Sniffen thinks she is scared to death, and of course fear doesn't help matters.
"She used to have us scared to death with 'em.
I was scared to death of himhe beat me so.
I was scared to death all the time.
I'm not going to be bullied and scared to death by any man with a bad temper, and the very next time Mister Wes flies off the handle and raises Cain I'm going to raise Cain, two to his one.
I jest took hold of the team and drove it on the boat, scared to death for what you'd do when you come,so I kept still and they kept still.
They had me scared to death.
I was scared to death of the white folks.
I was scared to death of 'em.
They was scared to death.
She was scared to death of both of them.
By the time we got to sleep we heard sounds like someone was emptying shelled corn, and I hunched up under my husband scared to death and then moved out the next day.
"And whatever she's done, she's scared to death about it," it throbbed on.
"In a few minutes I felt more like myself, and went on deck, and there was Miss Minturn, half-scared to death.
In fact, the only time she spoke to me after we got on board the English steamer, she made me feel, although she didn't say it in words, that she was not at all obliged to me for supposing that she would have been scared to death if I had told her about the Water-devil."
They wanted to shake hands but he was scared to death and wouldn't do it.
I was scared to death.
"No," said her sister, "for this one coming is already scared to death."
Also I have them all scared to death, Miss Carewthe volunteer army of our country is taking water."
Never hit any nearer home than the unspeakable Turk, and then he was scared to death till he found out that the dark-skinned fellow under the gallery was an Armenian.
Just as though I was scared to death!
If the woman in the wagon was "scared to death" at the sight of the prairie, I surely had cause to be afraid; but I was not.
Finally Doctor Bliven remarked that lots of folks were foolish about sick people, and that more patients were scared to death by those about them than died of disease.
I've been scared to death for fear you'd tell ever since I found you were coming here to live; and I dasn't tell himhe don't know you know.
Afraid to present it in person, I sent it by mail, saying that I had heard that he hated women and that I was scared to death of him, but if he had a day in the near future on which he felt less fierce than usual, I would come to see him, and I asked permission to bring a friend.
And suppose,now Buck's deputy is here to listen to it,suppose I was to say that Buck is scared to death of High-Chin Bob.
But I was scared to death.
Agricola's about scared to death" "Professor Frowenfeld," groaned the aged citizen, "I am basely and mortally stabbed!"
“If I’d missed, I wasn’t sure you’d be scared to death!”
"Because I'm scared to death, that's why.
But perhaps it was the case raised by Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie of a constituent who was “scared to death” by the unfolding crisis that drew the most memorable response from Ms Sturgeon.
I can’t imagine that people down there aren’t scared to death.”
"I'm scared to death of water where I can't see the bottom," she told in 2011.
Superman grabs him from the car, but he's already scared to death.
If you absolutely, positively are scared to death of people in a location, don't go!
My cousin's kids are a prime example of what you're talking about though, undisciplined and rude for the most part because my cousin is scared to death that they'll scream child abuse.
There are thousands of public servants out there who are scared to death to spend a cent, and I spoke to dozens of them during the election campaign.