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[ter-er-strik-uh n] /ˈtɛr ərˌstrɪk ən/
overwhelmed by terror; terrified.
Also, terror-struck
[ter-er-struhk] /ˈtɛr ərˌstrʌk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of terror-stricken
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • terror-stricken, she said hastily, "There is not the least use in bothering me; I will tell you nothing to-day."

    An Unsocial Socialist George Bernard Shaw
  • terror-stricken, the Esthlanders wavered, then turned, and fled.

  • terror-stricken, and pale as death, Lady Bassett never lost her head for a moment.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • terror-stricken, the followers of Bacon began to desert the new general.

  • terror-stricken, appalled, shaking as with an ague, the gun almost drops from his grasp.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • terror-stricken, weeping women had dragged it from their homes.

    The Victim Thomas Dixon
  • terror-stricken, Syomara threw herself back and clung to your neck.

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • terror-stricken, unable to move, Omega and Thalma watched it and could not understand its writhings.

    Omega, the Man Lowell Howard Morrow
  • terror-stricken as he was, Mr. Shrimplin recognized the man into whose arms he had fallen.

    The Just and the Unjust Vaughan Kester
  • terror-stricken, I glanced at my companion, but he seemed perfectly undisturbed.

British Dictionary definitions for terror-stricken


in a state of terror
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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