People get panicky, they're afraid to stay the course, so they start selling.
“He was embarrassed and panicky and apologized and said ‘I wanted to see if I could get myself free,’” she told the court.
It's a panicky move coming amid a deluge of corruption allegations a week before key elections.
There is also no reason for a panicky Islamophobic response.
You heard the panicky tones of operatives flooded with calls from the field about technical snafus and mass confusion.
Yet she dared not remain till the last, for a panicky picture in her mind showed her to herself paralyzed forever on the brink.
He wondered with a panicky feeling whether he had hurt her in any way.
But the Fo-Fums showed not the slightest sign of panicky nerves.
He had rested but a moment, when he was seized with an extraordinary "panicky" feeling.
A wild, panicky desire set Keeko half mad to fling his filthy hand from its contact.
"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+)