One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that something is too unpleasant to contemplate.‘I shudder to think what might have happened if he hadn't woken you up’
- ‘What would have happened had I not locked the doors I shudder to think.’
- ‘What he meant by adaptation, I shudder to think.’
- ‘For my part, I shuddered to think of what Wickham would consider an accomplishment.’
- ‘I shudder to think what some of you must think about me.’
- ‘Left to my own devices, I shudder to think what the results would have been.’
- ‘Where her sport would be without her I shudder to think.’
- ‘I shudder to think what nations around the world would think of such an analogy.’
- ‘I shudder to think how much the weapons must now weigh.’
- ‘Without her, I shudder to think what kind of mess I would have made of the evening.’
- ‘I shudder to think of having any more anxiety attacks.’
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