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  • adj. thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation


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  • Is she to be the only adventurer, who pursues her course through life aimless, tossed upon the waves of circumstance, intoxicated by joy, panic-struck by misfortune, or stupidly receptive of it?

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  • But, in the middle of the night I woke up panic-struck with all the dangers the beach can bring.

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  • Convinced that she was little more than a financial opportunist, Ari became panic-struck when Alexander announced his desire to marry the woman.

    American Legacy

  • And may we not ask the same question about the men themselves, requesting some one to look into them who is able to penetrate the inner nature of man, and will not be panic-struck by the vain pomp of tyranny?

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Poll: What do you do when you are woken up at 0545 by a panic-struck bat inside your tent which is fortunately huge?

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  • He was right; for while the women were yet trembling, panic-struck at the first sight of their enemies, Henri and his party had entered the long street from the market-place, and with a fierce yell of defiance, the Vendean cavalry rushed upon the astonished blues, meeting them almost beneath the very window from which de Lescure was looking.

    La Vend�e

  • Among these panic-struck men Cowperwood was perfectly calm, deadly cold, the same Cowperwood who had pegged solemnly at his ten chairs each day in prison, who had baited his traps for rats, and worked in the little garden allotted him in utter silence and loneliness.

    The Financier

  • Boys and men were fairly tearing in from all sections with orders from panic-struck brokers to sell, sell, sell, and later with orders to buy; the various trading-posts were reeling, swirling masses of brokers and their agents.

    The Financier

  • Before sunrise the whole camp was panic-struck, for it was surrounded by men with rifles.

    My Tropic Isle

  • We returned to the house, more panic-struck than I can describe.

    The Purcell Papers


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