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terror-stricken

[ter-er-strik-uh n]
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adjective
  1. overwhelmed by terror; terrified.
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Also ter·ror-struck [ter-er-struhk] /ˈtɛr ərˌstrʌk/.

Origin of terror-stricken

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • Terror-stricken and chained to a rock, and all that sort of thing.

    Dream Days

    Kenneth Grahame

  • Terror-stricken, Syomara threw herself back and clung to your neck.

  • Terror-stricken, they cried out to Siva to help them in their trouble.

  • Terror-stricken, the royal family resolved at once to flee to Mexico.

    Spain

    Frederick Albion Ober

  • Terror-stricken and demoralized, they fled before their foe.


British Dictionary definitions for terror-stricken

terror-stricken

terror-struck

adjective
  1. in a state of terror
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