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Chicken Little

noun
1.
a person who constantly warns that a calamity is imminent; a vociferous pessimist:
The Chicken Littles are warning that the stock market will collapse.
Origin of Chicken Little
from a character in nursery tales (also known as Henny Penny, Chicken-Diddle, or Chicken-Licken) who, when struck on the head by an object from above, panics and believes that the sky is falling
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  • This was a new thought to Chicken Little and she paused to ponder over it.

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  • Chicken Little started to protest, but Alice anticipated her.

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  • “I wish we could do it all again,” said Chicken Little regretfully.

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  • Chicken Little heaved a sigh of relief when she caught sight of him.

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  • “I heard them all but Ernest, anyhow,” Chicken Little said quickly.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie

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