terrific englannista suomeksi
hurja, mainio, loistava
*1796–7, (w), ''The Wrongs of Woman'', Oxford 2009, p. 83:
- The dismal shrieks of demoniac rage (..) roused phantoms of horror in her mind, far more terrific than all that dreaming superstition ever drew.
1821, (w), ''(w)'', volume 2, page 154:
- Think of wandering amid sepulchral ruins, of stumbling over the bones of the dead, of encountering what I cannot describe,—the horror of being among those who are neither the living or the dead;—those dark and shadowless things that sport themselves with the reliques of the dead, and feast and love amid corruption,—ghastly, mocking, and terrific.
(quote-book)|passage=He made love in a coach and six, and married in a coach and twelve, and all his horses were milk-white horses with one red spot on the back which he caused to be hidden by the harness. For, the spot ''would'' come there, though every horse was milk-white when Captain Murderer bought him. And the spot was young bride's blood. (To this terrific point I am indebted for my first personal experience of a shudder and cold beads on the forehead.)
''The car came round the bend at a terrific speed.''
''I've got a terrific hangover this morning.''
''I say! She's a terrific tennis player.''