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terror-stricken

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj terror-stricken struck or filled with terror
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • terror-stricken Stricken with terror; terrified; appalled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Terror-stricken seized with terror, terrified
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terrorterrēre, to frighten.

Usage

In literature:

The synagogues were filled to overflowing with weeping women and terror-stricken men.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
The girl was obviously terror-stricken by the experiences she had undergone.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Laura, terror stricken, screamed loudly and threw herself right in the line of fire.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
Terror-stricken animals rushed past us, heeding us not.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Turning from his butcher's work, Boris whipped round to meet the terror-stricken eyes of Mademoiselle Vseslavitch.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
There, terror-stricken, sat the skipper's wife, never venturing to move, because she had been told to remain there till called.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
One man there was in the midst of all the terror-stricken crew who retained his self-possession in that dread hour.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
Not a single word uttered by Philip had escaped her, and her terror-stricken eyes and drawn features betrayed her agony.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
I saw her turn pale and hesitate, terror-stricken by her mother's looks.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
Archie's answer, being a mosaic, is still quoted by those who heard it, terror-stricken where they sat.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
The Arabs, stricken with terror, had fled in all directions.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
He seemed dazed, stupid, terror-stricken.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
But he had to argue for a long time, combatting her scared, terror-stricken insistence.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Terror-stricken as he was, he could hardly help admiring the easy supple swagger of the creature's movements.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
My men became terror-stricken when I gave the order to halt.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
With cocked pistols and drawn daggers, they advance upon the terror-stricken pair.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Then he turned the corner, and she lifted one glance of superb disdain which melted suddenly under a terror-stricken pity.
"Bulldog And Butterfly" by David Christie Murray
None of the poor terror-stricken old people were hurt, thank God!
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The lads gazed into each other's white, terror-stricken faces with mute fear.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Terror stricken, he rushed along the path Yates had trod.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

Fainter grew our hearts with anguish
In that hour with peril rife,
When we saw the pilot flying,
Terror-stricken, for his life.
"Our Hero" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Grim darkness saw, and filled with dread,
Her ebon pinions widely spread,
And flew, with terror-stricken fright
Before the piercing beams of light.
"Creation Light" by James Madison Bell
Then, terror-stricken by this terrible advancing line,
The Russians broke down and began to whine,
And they turned round and fled with a moaning cry,
Because they were undone and had to fly.
"The Battle of Alma" by William Topaz McGonagall
For somewhere in the evil night
A little one cries alone;
An aged knight, outnumbered in fight,
But for me will be stricken prone;
A lady with terror is staring white,
For her champion is overthrown.
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald
And oh! how guilty he felt as he galloped by the road side,
And found the bags of gold, and there lay beside
The faithful dog Fido alas! quite dead,
And when he saw her he was terror-stricken with dread.
"The Faithful Dog Fido" by William Topaz McGonagall
The boys, terror-stricken,
Stand still, all but one: He sees in a moment
The thing to be done. He has lighted the grass,
The quick flames leap in the air; And the pathway before them
Lies blackened and bare.
"The Prairie on Fire" by Phoebe Cary

In news:

It's hard not to laugh at the terror-stricken faces of the people in the video below who were pranked by a Brazilian TV show.
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