Definitions

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  • adj. struck or filled with terror

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A nervous economy and terror-struck populace was going to need serious convincing if some states were to be retained/won.

    Meenakshi Ravi: Saving Indian Secularism from Divide and Rule Politics

  • In this bitterly divided, terror-struck United States, General Abigail Rhodes takes on the thankless job of heading up the Department of Homeland Security.

    ON THE GRID: Task Force 1

  • Presently we heard a terrible great cry like the loud-pealing thunder, whereat we were terror-struck and became as dead men, giving ourselves up for lost.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The students were called into an assembly, and when the administrators announced that there had been a crash at the Pentagon, Portia's friends all turned and looked at her, terror-struck.

    Washington's Heroes

  • I guess adrenaline-flooded and terror-struck have a passing resemblance to bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

    The Quickie

  • Abruptly I slipped out my revolver, aimed between its terror-struck eyes, and fired.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • In 2002, terror-struck married women with children supported Republicans over Democrats by a 17-point margin (53 percent to 36 percent).

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Security Moms to Bush: We're Just Not that Into You Anymore

  • The moon's face is not whiter than yours at this moment; and the aspen at the gate does not tremble more than your busy fingers; and so tractable and terror-struck, and dismayed and devoted, you would follow me into the thick of real danger!

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Some women would have been terror-struck to see a gory man brought in over their threshold, and laid down in their hall in the 'howe of the night.'

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • The presence of a specimen in a tree is generally soon discovered by the birds of the neighborhood, who collect around it and fly to and fro, uttering the most piercing cries, until some one, more terror-struck than the rest, actually scans its lips, and, almost without resistance, becomes a meal for its enemy.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

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