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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’
- ‘Where her sport would be without her I shudder to think.’
- ‘Without her, I shudder to think what kind of mess I would have made of the evening.’
- ‘For my part, I shuddered to think of what Wickham would consider an accomplishment.’
- ‘Left to my own devices, I shudder to think what the results would have been.’
- ‘What would have happened had I not locked the doors I shudder to think.’
- ‘I shudder to think how much the weapons must now weigh.’
- ‘I shudder to think what nations around the world would think of such an analogy.’
- ‘I shudder to think what some of you must think about me.’
- ‘What he meant by adaptation, I shudder to think.’
- ‘I shudder to think of having any more anxiety attacks.’
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