to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.
a convulsive movement of the body, as from horror, fear, or cold.
- shudder , shutter
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How to use shudder in a sentence
The idea that you’d want “women’s hats” matching to “women’s accessories,” for example, gives me a shudder.Google Ads wants advertisers to give broad match another shot | Ginny Marvin | November 16, 2020 | Search Engine Land
“In 20 years, this just might be a city of Taco Bells,” one restaurateur recently shuddered.
It was a moment I instantly detected in my own recent past, and I shuddered with embarrassed recognition.
At 10:05 the south tower shuddered and collapsed; twenty-three minutes later the north tower fell as well.
Why, with the entirely expected death of a very old man, has the world shuddered, if not wept?
I shuddered at the thought of a President McCain, who wanted to acquire wars like new suits.
Mamma shuddered and slipped away in the darkness to write a long letter to Papa.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
She shuddered with disgust as the rich brown water of the Nile came up to her breast, to her chin.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
This was not a bad idea, although the stranger shuddered as he thought of his ill-smelling stateroom and short berth.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Into the study they might not go, and when Blanche would have asked why, Tom pressed her hand and shuddered.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
But she was his mother, and even her harsh nature shuddered before the task of instructing him in this vile thing.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for shudder
(intr) to shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as from horror, fear, aversion, etc
the act of shuddering; convulsive shiver
- shuddering, adjective
- shudderingly, adverb
- shuddery, adjective
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