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[hawr-er-struhk, hor-] /ˈhɔr ərˌstrʌk, ˈhɒr-/
stricken with horror; horrified; aghast.
Also, horror-stricken
[hawr-er-strik-uh n, hor-] /ˈhɔr ərˌstrɪk ən, ˈhɒr-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of horror-struck
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He halted almost in horror—stricken to the heart when he understood.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • The lad was ashen pale, horror stricken, as he realised how these things must go against him.

  • Then, horror stricken, they saw what had caused Bob to utter his sudden exclamation.

    The Forest of Mystery James H. Foster
  • Oh, what a contrast between the two faces that met there—the one pale and horror stricken, the other rosy and laughing!

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • Ned was horror stricken, and had to clutch the nearest tree for support.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon
  • horror stricken at the details of such a wicked state of things, Dot could not for the moment reply.

  • Number One lurched forward, his arms outstretched toward the horror stricken girl.

    The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The voice of the child, crying alone and neglected in the nursery, aroused Bella from a horror stricken stupor.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • Too horror stricken to realize I was listening to conversation not intended for my ears I listened on.

  • He had been taken there only the day before and his comrades were horror stricken when notified of his death.

British Dictionary definitions for horror stricken


shocked; horrified
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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