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Nervousness before or during an appearance before an audience.
- ‘The anxiety of stage fright is part of her growing awareness of being in the public eye.’
- ‘His lack of stage fright is combined with an equal desire to inspire audiences, either through a motivating speech or a stirring song.’
- ‘She studied at the conservatory but got stage fright when she had to play in front of an audience for her graduation recital.’
- ‘Well, not only do I have stage fright, but I also feel weird getting my picture taken.’
- ‘The previous singer, while very good in rehearsals, suffered from stage fright, and could not perform in public.’
- ‘I'm suffering no more than a mild attack of stage fright, I know that, and I know, too, that it'll all come out right.’
- ‘John himself had developed a horrible feeling of stage fright and had taken off his glasses just so he wouldn't see the audience.’
- ‘This is a unique text that explores stage fright in musical performance and its relationship to the unconscious.’
- ‘Taping the segments didn't cause him any stage fright, but watching them might: he hasn't seen an episode in its entirety.’
- ‘She never professed to be a dancer herself and admitted to stage fright, but she gamely appeared in a few festival programs.’
- ‘Thus, the conflict between the self and the other, one of the core sources of stage fright, begins as a developmental process.’
- ‘As far as opening nights go, there were no signs of jitters or stage fright.’
- ‘I wasn't feeling well, and I was nervous, I get stage fright like you wouldn't believe!’
- ‘But for all her love of dancing, she suffers badly from stage fright.’
- ‘The selection of the final speakers was based on their fluency, clarity, lack of stage fright, and ability to attract the audience.’
- ‘He has gained a reputation for getting stage fright, so touring by himself with only his acoustic guitar is quite a brave decision.’
- ‘Still inexperienced, she undertook a tour of Ireland, where she suffered stage fright and returned home vowing never to tour again.’
- ‘We've all been in situations where there's some anxiety or stage fright.’
- ‘As I climbed onto the stage, I was filled with stage fright.’
- ‘Proven scientific methods of training to get over stage fright and personality development can work wonders in children.’
stage fright/ˈstāj ˌfrīt/
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