- overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like: panic-stricken parents looking for their child; a panic-stricken phone call.
Also pan·ic-struck [pan-ik-struhk] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrʌk/.
Origin of panic-stricken
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for panic-stricken
But Turkish troops stopped these panic-stricken civilians at the Turkish border.A Safe Haven Inside Syria? Bad Idea
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But the explanation seemed to work, because when I was done, Eve seemed more philosophical than panic-stricken.What to Tell the Children?
October 13, 2008
I was panic-stricken at his words, and could not look at him without trembling.The Republic
Panic-stricken by Bassenge's report, he was all for the direct method.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
The popular party were panic-stricken, and stirred neither hand nor foot.Hellenica
The panic-stricken face, that met his, paralyzed him for the moment; then he laughed.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
She whispered this thought to Helen, and her friend was panic-stricken again.Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies
Alice B. Emerson
- affected by panic