stand aghast

See: fear
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Pickwick feigned to stand aghast at this disclosure, he was so little versed in local politics that he was unable to form an adequate comprehension of the importance of the dire conspiracy it referred to; observing which, Mr.
But, exerting a sudden energy, that made all the beholders stand aghast, Father Hooper snatched both his hands from beneath the bedclothes, and pressed them strongly on the black veil, resolute to struggle, if the minister of Westbury would contend with a dying man.
In fact, very often US academics stand aghast and helpless at the sight of mass media butchering their subject of study.
As for the election of the new pope, one can only stand aghast.
You do not have to be a total Gathafi admirer to stand aghast at the reduction of a nation into its myriad parts, and with those who brought it about (smaller in vision than the man destroyed) walking the streets of their mostly foreign cities as if nothing much had happened.
Because we do not recognise pride when we see it, we stand aghast to see the havoc wrought by the triumphs of human idealism.
A person recently retired might stand aghast at the thought of exposing their hard-earned life savings to the risk of investing in equities or bonds where the capital value could plummet overnight.
HUNDREDS of Liverpool Post Office workers, engaged in a campaign to defend their jobs at Copperas Hill, must stand aghast at yet another blow at their security.
This means there would be no opt-out and no discussion with next of kin and could lead to medical staff attempting to retrieve organs while grieving relatives stand aghast.
There was a time when the NDP would stand aghast at such a prospect, and now they demand it
Stand aghast at his sending stories to news agencies under the names of journalists