Hence, I suspect, the panic, the lockdown, the capitulation.
It is a tranquil moment, and my afternoon panic attack seems like ancient history.
Then panic set in as flames rapidly engulfed the ceiling and filled the discotheque with black smoke.
Driving the panic over the government's new body-scan policy is a deep-seated worry about radiation.
Which still fails to explain why CBS so willingly pumped up the panic about a routine, if serious, infection in Houston.
His dilatory action seemed to increase the young woman's panic.
Seized with a panic, my mother, to make a man of me at once, sent me to —— school.
Then they take advantage of the panic which ensues and attack at close quarters.
The panic excited by the squatter skunk had been another lesson.
Henry heard the cries of the warriors and he knew from their nature that panic was in complete control of the band.
"mass terror," 1708, from earlier adjective (c.1600, modifying fear, terror, etc.), from French panique (15c.), from Greek panikon, literally "pertaining to Pan," the god of woods and fields, who was the source of mysterious sounds that caused contagious, groundless fear in herds and crowds, or in people in lonely spots.
In the sense of "panic, fright" the Greek word is short for panikon deima "panic fright," from neuter of Panikos "of Pan." Meaning "widespread apprehension about financial matters" is first recorded 1757. Panic button in figurative sense is first recorded 1955, the literal sense apparently is from parachuting. Panic attack attested by 1970.
type of grass, early 15c., from Old French panic "Italian millet," from Latin panicum "panic grass, kind of millet," from panus "ear of millet, a swelling" (cf. panocha).
1827, "to afflict with panic," from panic (n.). Intransitive sense of "to lose one's head, get into a panic" is from 1902. Related: Panicked; panicking.
panic pan·ic (pān'ĭk)
A sudden overpowering feeling of terror.
A very funny person; an effective comedian; a STITCH (1924+)