terror-stricken love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stricken with terror; terrified; appalled.

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

  • adj. struck or filled with terror


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  • Or, of course, one could take the passive-aggressive route, the one that involves women dying in hospital wards or in some terror-stricken room (ah, the good old days).

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  • The unseen ferry-boat was blowing blast after blast, and the mouth-blown horn was tooting in terror-stricken fashion.

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  • Though his teeth each time clipped together perilously close to the man's leg, each time he fell back to earth he had to gather himself together and run at his own top speed in order to overtake the terror-stricken man on the crazy-galloping horse.


  • They rushed terror-stricken to Singapore's emergency rooms, penises in hand or tied down with string, begging for help.

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  • I look at the backpack, then back at him, his terror-stricken face, and I wonder.

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  • I was so terror-stricken by this fight in the dark that I leaned against the ladder, trembling and unable to ascend.

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  • The men aloft clung to the royal yards and watched with terror-stricken faces.


  • Swept along half the length of an aisle by the terror-stricken women, she had broken her way back through the rout and quickly caught the light-blinded visitant in a clothes basket.


  • Impoverished and terror-stricken Pakistanis found no respite and nary a sigh of relief as they braved one disaster after another.

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  • Ecce lignum crucis: this is the beginning of the parousia of the divine judge, and at the sight of the triumphal banner of redemption, whilst the Church prostrates herself low in adoration, the powers of hell flee away terror-stricken into the abyss.

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