panic-stricken love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Overcome by panic; terrified.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Struck with a panic or sudden and overpowering fear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Struck with a panic, or sudden fear; thrown into a state of intense fear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Very frightened, and unable to react sensibly because of panic.

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

  • adjective thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

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Examples

  • Alexander and his men moved into the Illyrian camp and killed the first of the enemy as they slept, then attacked the panic-stricken barbarians with such swiftness that they threw aside their weapons and ran from the city, the survivors escaping into the mountains.

    Alexander the Great

  • Lena remained silent, but turned to look at the panic-stricken man sitting across the room from her, furiously texting.

    I.O.U.

  • As for me, I was as panic-stricken as a frightened horse.

    THAT DEAD MEN RISE UP NEVER

  • No panic-stricken looks and fewer last-minute scrambling runs to the MasterChef pantry -- it was evident that we were left with the most capable group thus far.

    MasterChef’s Joe: Was a Vegetarian Main Course Too Challenging?

  • Even in those panic-stricken early hours, I felt the weight of the other mother in that room, the presence of Mary.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • Casino crowd is light, but the few panic-stricken gamblers flee in all directions.

    Soul Trapper

  • You get a quick glimpse of the cop behind the wheel, face panic-stricken, as he flies past, plowing through a pile of curbside garbage and newspaper racks.

    Can You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse?

  • Lena remained silent, but turned to look at the panic-stricken man sitting across the room from her, furiously texting.

    I.O.U.

  • I don't understand why we have to be so fearful and panic-stricken?

    Ex-CIA agent: Threat from al Qaeda greater now than on 9/11

  • The past nine months of anticipation for this very moment, where I had been consumed with nothing but how to get to this exact place, and now I was panic-stricken.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

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