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Men all in a panic of fear, sent a round robin, asking to have double watch, as they fear to be alone.
As a lion fastens on the fawns of a hind and crushes them in his great jaws, robbing them of their tender life while he on his way back to his lair--the hind can do nothing for them even though she be close by, for she is in an agony of fear, and flies through the thick forest, sweating, and at her utmost speed before the mighty monster--so, no man of the Trojans could help Isus and Antiphus, for they were themselves flying panic before the Argives.
The report of the weapon, the first that Tarzan had ever heard, filled him with wonderment, but even this unaccustomed sound could not startle his healthy nerves into even a semblance of panic.
that is so terrible in battle, and that word infected the whole crowd with a feeling of panic.
This programme of extermination was so terrible that the prisoners looked upon one another in a panic of fear.
In the old days, such a panic, with the accompanying extreme shrinkage of values, would have been a golden harvest time for him.
He read only fear and panic from the sounds, deduced that the village was fleeing to its mountain fastnesses, but did not know the cause of the flight.
As he watched the cat deliberately crouch for the spring, Cocky, gallant mote of life that he was, betrayed his one and forgivable panic.
At the conclusion of one such panic, when he and Henry had got the dogs back in the traces, Bill said:
His father had failed at a time of commercial panic as a country banker, had paid a good dividend, and had died in exile abroad a broken-hearted man.
With his weak eyes he sees but poorly even at short distances, and whether his erratic rushes are due to the panic of fear as he attempts to escape, or to the irascible temper with which he is generally credited, it is difficult to determine.
This it was, I am certain,--the most indescribable of blood-curdling sounds,-- that threw me into a panic.