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English citations of achluophobia

Noun: "the fear of darkness"[edit]

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  • 1992, Paul G. Salmon, Notes from the Green Room: Coping With Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance, Lexington Books (1992), →ISBN, page 124:
    Julius Caesar was morbidly afraid of the dark (achluophobia), while the philosopher Blaise Pascal feared crowds and open spaces (agoraphobia).
  • 2000, Thomas D. Taylor, Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Quintessence Publishing (2000), →ISBN, page 234:
    Patients should be questioned about a history of claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces) and achluophobia (fear of darkness) and their concerns discussed.
  • 2003, Charles H. Bertram, Chipped Beef on Toast (S.O.S.), Infinity Publishing(2003), →ISBN, page 59:
    "It's called achluophobia, fear of the dark. I've had it since I was a kid. I'd scream and have a fit when I was small unless my folks left a light on in my room. []
  • 2003, Srisuda Dhamwichukorn, Optimistic Wisdom, Trafford Publishing (2003), →ISBN, page 62:
    A woman who has achluophobia (fear of darkness) because when she was young, her brother pretended to be a ghost, walked into her room at night, and grabbed her feet.
  • 2004, Adam Keen, Film Review 2004-2005: The Definitive Film Yearbook, Reynolds & Hearn (2004), →ISBN, unknown page:
    A nine-year-old boy suffers from achluophobia, literally fear of darkness. His parents and older brother don't realise that this fear is well founded: evil really does lurk in the shadows.
  • 2007, Lee Lofland, Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers, Writer's Digest Books (2007), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
    Would-be murderers have dressed up as clowns to frighten those who are coulrophobic (afraid of clowns), and they've even tried to kill by shutting someone in total darkness who suffers from achluophobia (the fear of darkness).
  • 2007, Dave Smith, Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters, The Mountaineers Books (2007), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
    If you have a severe case of achluophobia (fear of the dark), for instance, you may want to wait at the mouth of the cave.
  • 2008, Roy Sorensen, Seeing Dark Things : The Philosophy of Shadows, Oxford University Press (2008), →ISBN, page 254:
    Surprisingly, the brave Augustus Caesar had achluophobia.
  • 2013, Chris Island, Gunny's Short Stories and Life Lessons, Trafford Publishing (2013), →ISBN, page 56:
    When I was little, I had achluophobia and had to sleep with some kind light, any kind of light.
  • 2013, M. E. Lyons, The Testimony of the Sheep... According to Psalms 23, AuthorHouse (2013), →ISBN, page 47:
    Take a person that is ok as long as they are in the daylight; but when the lights have run away and darkness stands they struggle with achluophobia.
  • 2013, Si Robertson, Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle, Howard Books (2013), →ISBN, page 37:
    I'm not exactly sure when I was diagnosed with achluophobia—the fear of darkness—but I've always been afraid to be left alone in the dark.