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planet-struck

[plan-it-struhk] /ˈplæn ɪtˌstrʌk/
adjective
1.
affected adversely by the supposed influence of a planet.
2.
stricken with terror; panic-stricken.
Also, planet-stricken
[plan-it-strik-uh n] /ˈplæn ɪtˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of planet-struck
1605-1615
1605-15
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  • Junius says, in Letter 36, note: "Every coward pretends to be planet-struck."

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  • Nay, in making gooselings in embers: and starting as if they were planet-struck at the weak report of a pot-gun.

British Dictionary definitions for planet-struck

planet-struck

adjective
1.
(astrology) affected by the influence of a planet, esp malignly
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