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  • adj. horrified so as to be overwhelmed or incapacitated

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  • adj. Horror-stricken; horrified.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. stricken with horror


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  • Their horror-struck faces turned toward Oates, who cracked his knuckles and flashed a menacing grin.

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  • Then, horror-struck, he watched as, directly facing the camera, Zan shrieked his name.

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  • It was a woman's voice, and Mrs. Barrymore, paler and more horror-struck than her husband, was standing at the door.

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  • I don't know how long I crouched there, staring at him, horror-struck.

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  • Just as I was about to put the car in drive, I glanced backwards one more time and was horror-struck by what I saw.


  • People were understandably horror-struck when they saw seal puppies being clubbed to death in the wintry north of our continent.

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  • A student came in, and horror-struck, asked ``Is that your tip jar?''

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  • I sit here, in my safe little dorm room in New Hampshire, and I am utterly horror-struck that they are killing students.

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  • For a long time Kate crouched on her heels, too bewildered to think, too horror-struck to do anything save rock backward and forward.


  • Gideon and the Parson looked on, helpless and horror-struck, as Sir Richard let out an excruciating scream that seemed to go on forever.



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