On this particular night his fears grew like the monstrous visions of some hag-ridden nightmare.
"I'm not imaginative," he said, "but if I'd been hag-ridden as you have——" He broke off abruptly.
But I carried double weight: jealousy is a heavy hag, and I was hag-ridden morn and eve and all the livelong day to boot.
Whitaker waited by the desk, a gaunt, weary man, hag-ridden by fear.
I leaned against gaunt houses and saw the dancing waifs yield their poor lives to ugly, hag-ridden music.
We thought him looking old and hag-ridden, but Doria seemed happy.
It is better to be beggared out of hand by a scapegrace nephew, than daily hag-ridden by a peevish uncle.
He was neither overlorded by sentiment nor hag-ridden by imagination.
Europe, he says ('Chartism'), lay "hag-ridden" and "quack-ridden."
Then why did he allow himself to be hag-ridden to his ruin by such a creature?
1680s, "afflicted by nightmares," from hag (n.) + ridden. An old term for sleep paralysis, the sensation of being held immobile in bed, often by a heavy weight, and accompanied by a sense of alien presence. A holed stone hung over the bed was said to prevent it. Hag-ride as a verb is attested from 1660s.