from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suffering from shell shock.
- adj. Stunned, distressed, or exhausted from a prolonged trauma or an unexpected difficulty.
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- adj. Stunned or mentally unbalanced by prolonged stress such as experienced in combat or under fire (shell-fire); suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
- adj. Confused as a result of a traumatic experience.
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By targeting mortgage lending, Mr. Clark said he can capture new customers neglected by U.S. banks still shell-shocked from the American housing bust.
As shell-shocked residents shifted through the splinters of their homes, some vowed the town will return.
Two people stumble past your window, shell-shocked.
Then there was Morris Possoni; for the first half of the season he was riding in a trance, shell-shocked by the different approach.
In addition, Target's credit card division is running into trouble as shell-shocked shoppers aren't able to pay their bills.
But while Ike could not envision the coming Suez storm, he was acutely aware that he was assuming the presidency in a dangerous world still shell-shocked from World War II.
Mr. Obama now leads a party that isn't merely shell-shocked, but probably headed for a period of soul-searching and recrimination.
"I think the players are shell-shocked," Reid said.
At school together in south London, they had found it easy to stay in touch in their twenties, and still possible in a shell-shocked way round babies in their early thirties; then Julie and her husband had moved north and it was the roaring forties that had forced friendship to take a back seat in the interests of survival.
He is shell-shocked and shivering – he has a public service announcement for the men of Britain.