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 Meanings and Examples of SHOCK
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
shock
 n.  unpleasant or disappointing surprise; surprise greatly; effect of such a collision or blow
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife's gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  Her words fell on his ear with a strange shock of wonder.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  Scarlett's face did not change but her lips went white--like a person who has received a stunning blow without warning and who, in the first moments of shock, does not realize what has happened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  She almost gasped aloud in the shock of its unexpectedness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  Scarlett laughed with the rest at these sallies but, as always, the freedom with which the Tarletons treated their mother came as a shock.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
6  Uncle Henry was a short, pot-bellied, irascible old gentleman with a pink face, a shock of long silver hair and an utter lack of patience with feminine timidities and vaporings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
7  Scarlett was back again where she had been before she married Charles and it was as if she had never married him, never felt the shock of his death, never borne Wade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  The combined shock of the coming of the Yankees and her death had stunned him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
9  As they turned the corner into Peachtree Street and she looked toward Five Points, she cried out with shock.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
10  They were impudent looking, Scarlett agreed, for they stared at her in an insolent manner, but she forgot them in the renewed shock of seeing blue uniforms.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  She had never called him by his first name before and the sound came to him as a pleasant shock and surprise.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  But this amusement quickly passed and a sense of shock took its place in the early days of their marriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
13  It was the shock of his life when she told him with a sweet smile, in answer to his questions, that she intended to run it herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
14  She had seemed so contented at Tara it came to Scarlett as a shock that she was homesick.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  Or if Aunt Pitty-- but the shock would kill Pitty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
Example Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
1  Severe shock can bring on an attack of acne.
2  I got a shock when the salesgirl punched up the total of my shopping.
3  If you touch an electric wire, you ll get a shock.
4  Don't touch that wire or you'll get a shock.
5  He is receiving treatment for shock.
6  India is where I first experienced real culture shock.
7  I got a shock when I saw the bill.
8  She died of shock following an operation on her brain.
9  It was a real shock to hear that the factory would have to close.
10  When I added up the cost it gave me quite a shock.
11  Callum, recently arrived in Glasgow, is jobless, homeless, friendless, and suffering from culture shock.
12  Moving to London was a bit of a culture shock after ten years of living in the country.
13  It was a real culture shock to find herself in London after living on a small island.
14  It was a shock to discover he couldn't read.
15  It was a terrible shock to discover the full extent of the problem.