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horror-struck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj horror-struck stricken with horror
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Horror-struck Horror-stricken; horrified.
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Usage

In literature:

The horror of learning of his friend's plight struck him dumb and suspended the power to move.
"The Fiery Totem" by Argyll Saxby
Your eyes, staring and horror-struck, will observe your own hands rending her.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The company was horror-struck as Mr. Pilgrim lowered his head and pressed a handkerchief to that eye.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
The two Earthmen stopped short, horror-struck at what they saw.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
This sudden, overwhelming horror struck us dumb.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 26, February 1893" by Various
And Bruce in a fury struck at him with his dagger, and then, filled with horror, rushed from the church.
"Royal Children of English History" by E. Nesbit
I must confess that I was struck with horror at the sudden approach of a death so new, so dreadful, so unexpected!
"The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
The girl stood dazed for a moment, struck dumb by the grotesque horror of what she had heard.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
He knew Hal's strength, and he had a great horror of being struck.
"The Missing Tin Box" by Arthur M. Winfield
Nurse Henderson listened, horror-struck, to the story.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
Many of the members were struck by horror amidst this conflict, it was a sad image of the future!
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
William and Fanny were horror-struck at the idea.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
The comer was Dan Pepperill, breathless with haste, horror-struck, haggard.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
The lads, at the first glimpse, had crouched behind a tuft of gorse; there they lay, horror-struck.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
When the rebellion broke out, Fortescue, like many more, was horror-struck at the conduct of his party.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Struck with horror, the Goths retreated before the terrible Roman, and pressed past their King into the ravine.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
M. Andre, the crew, the spectators, were horror-struck.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
I was horror-struck, for I knew now that I saw her spirit for certain, and that the body was nearly a hundred miles off.
"Tales of the Wonder Club" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
Stunned as by a spent ball, horror-struck, disbelieving his senses, he heard his younger brother proclaimed the heir.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
Few had ever heard this sound before, and it struck a note of horror upon every soul assembled there.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
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In poetry:

Deep horror then my vitals froze,
Death-struck, I ceased the tide to stem;
When suddenly a star arose,
It was the Star of Bethlehem.
"The Star Of Bethlehem" by Henry Kirke White
"The form ! the height !...I stood and gaz'd !
The robes were white it wore !
One thought of horror struck my heart,
That it was Ellinor !...
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
Again 'twas silence—when from out the gloom,
She saw, with awe-struck eye, a phantom glide:
Twas Henry's form!—what pencil shall presume
To paint her horror!—HENRY AS HE DIED!
"Henry and Eliza" by Thomas Gent
Daughter and Mother of horror and darkness and woe
They cried, who sudden were struck blind,
It pleased you then, so proud and harsh,
To treat these wretched lovers,
Who put themselves before you,
Ready to consecrate to you their hearts.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno

In news:

We have been but horror-struck by what seems to be nonstop crime in our neighborhood.
As many of you may recall, a few weeks ago I was struck with horror at the sight (and nearly touch) of a ferociously mean looking spider I came across while mowing my lawn.
The expanding torture scandal has left the American public horror-struck at how casually the Bush administration and its employees countenanced torture techniques like sleep deprivation, waterboarding and stress positions.
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