One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘horror-struck, she stared at him with frightened eyes’
horrified, terrified, petrified, frightened, afraid, fearful, scared, panic-stricken, terror-struck, frightened to death, scared to death, scared stiff, scared witless, scared out of one's wits
shocked, shell-shocked, stunned, stupefied, awestruck, aghast, appalled
vulgar slang scared shitless, shit-scared
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