Not surprisingly, the eyewitness accounts of the panicked scene varied.
As the teacher inched closer for one hour and then another, a panicked search for the Bible continued.
panicked crowds gathered outside the Exchange as share prices collapsed on record volume.
But I think they panicked and were as shocked when Bush first heard the news about 9/11.
I remember running my hands over her, panicked she had been shot, as relieved as I could ever be when it was clear she had not.
Natarantar siya dihang nagpúsil na, He panicked when the shoot-out started.
The warriors in the square—what was left of them—had panicked.
I've heard of really brave men gettin' panicked like that, an' after seein' Steele I didn't wonder at Blome.
For a panicked instant he wanted to rip the helmet off his head.
The panicked men by the exit tried to surge out through the swinging doors.
"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+)