1 Again a shock: my door was fastened on the outside.
2 At any time, even now, a sudden shock would be almost sure to kill her.
3 It would shock and frighten her to death were I to expose my heart to her.
4 But it is here that the grave shock that he experienced tells upon him the most.
5 It was certainly a surprise to me, and gave me a considerable shock, but Van Helsing was unmoved.
6 He has had some terrible shock, and I fear it might tax his poor brain if he were to try to recall it.
7 I fear that to-morrow will end our watching, for the shock has been too great; the poor child cannot rally.
8 This gave me a sort of shock, for I suppose the general superstition about midnight was increased by my recent experiences.
9 for now, feeling as though my own brain were unhinged or as if the shock had come which must end in its undoing, I turn to my diary for repose.
10 The rays of the searchlight were kept fixed on the harbour mouth across the East Pier, where the shock was expected, and men waited breathless.
11 I have had a great shock, and when I try to think of what it is I feel my head spin round, and I do not know if it was all real or the dreaming of a madman.
12 It was a new shock to me to find that he had on the suit of clothes which I had worn whilst travelling here, and slung over his shoulder the terrible bag which I had seen the women take away.
13 Lucy had got a terrible shock and it told on her more than before, for though plenty of blood went into her veins, her body did not respond to the treatment as well as on the other occasions.
14 He had been able to retain his self-command whilst the poor lady was present, for he knew her state and how mischievous a shock would be; he actually smiled on her as he held open the door for her to pass into her room.
15 I turned to run down again towards the vault, where I might find the new entrance; but at the moment there seemed to come a violent puff of wind, and the door to the winding stair blew to with a shock that set the dust from the lintels flying.
16 At times the mist cleared, and the sea for some distance could be seen in the glare of the lightning, which now came thick and fast, followed by such sudden peals of thunder that the whole sky overhead seemed trembling under the shock of the footsteps of the storm.
17 It was a shock to me to turn from the wonderful smoky beauty of a sunset over London, with its lurid lights and inky shadows and all the marvellous tints that come on foul clouds even as on foul water, and to realise all the grim sternness of my own cold stone building, with its wealth of breathing misery, and my own desolate heart to endure it all.
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