extreme fear

See: fright
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It is worthy of remark, as a curious physical instance of the efficacy of a sudden surprise in counteracting the effects of extreme fear, that her voice had quite recovered all its official asperity.
No innocent person anywhere should have their life taken by another or have to go through extreme fear," she said.
One wishes, for instance, that they had attempted some explanation for the extreme fear of women that they see in men who are reluctant to allow their wives the independence of having their own names.
ACCORDING to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary a phobia is an extreme fear of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained.
For the family dog however, this patriotic holiday can be a source of extreme fear and stress.
It wasn't the pressure of running the busy Brooklands Grange Hotel and Restaurant in Holyhead Road, Coventry, that made the rare night out such a big deal, but the fact that Lesley suffers with agoraphobia, an extreme fear of public or open places.
SACHA Thomas developed an extreme fear of pregnancy simply by watching videos on childbirth at school as a teenager.
Joan Bond, of the Triumph Over Phobia organisation, said: "Anything can trigger extreme fear in people.
At times Clare was unable to recognise her mother Dawn and cowered away from her in extreme fear.
The term "anxiety disorder" refers to five psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry including: generalized anxiety disorder; panic disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; phobias; and posttraumatic stress disorder (a complete list of symptoms for each individual anxiety disorder is available on http://www.
Judge Peter Thornton told them: "Your violence was so serious you put Rosi in such extreme fear she jumped from a top floor.
L/Cpl Croucher, the first reservist to receive either a Victoria Cross or George Cross since current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan began, said: "I automatically sensed an extreme fear when I looked down at the ground and realised that there was a grenade with the pin pulled at my feet.

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