Kenneth M. Pollack on how America is panicking Baghdad—and the risks of a return to chaos.
First of all, there's no point, because panicking is not actually going to make your retirement accounts grow faster.
Yet, far from panicking over this influx, the Jordanian monarch may actually have turned it to an advantage.
The Golden State should probably be panicking more than it is.
She does admit that at first she was panicking about being compared to her co-host.
As scary as contagion can seem, nobody should be panicking, no matter which virus happens to be making the headlines.
And so it was that the panicking soldiers turned their muskets on the crowd.
Komen's affiliates around the country, which organize state pink-ribbon races and fundraisers, she says, were panicking.
"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+)