SHOCK's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of shock
Definition:
n. unpleasant or disappointing surprise; surprise greatly; effect of such a collision or blow
Example:
The shot of the girl standing in shock is one of the most disturbing scenes you'll witness.
Sentence in Classic:
In another instant he stood at the side of the hole and was hauling after him a companion, lithe and small like himself, with a pale face and a shock of very red hair.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The crime was of interest in itself, but that interest was as nothing to me compared to the inconceivable sequel, which afforded me the greatest shock and surprise of any event in my adventurous life.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Death is an electric shock which our heart receives; the freed soul soars upwards on the wings of electricity.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Konstantin Levin looked in at the door, and saw that the speaker was a young man with an immense shock of hair, wearing a Russian jerkin, and that a pockmarked woman in a woolen gown, without collar or cuffs, was sitting on the sofa.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The words uttered by the peasant had acted on his soul like an electric shock, suddenly transforming and combining into a single whole the whole swarm of disjointed, impotent, separate thoughts that incessantly occupied his mind.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
There was a very dirty lady in his little room, and two wan girls, his daughters, with shock heads of hair.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
With a shock he became aware of me, and was severely visited as before; but this time his motion was rotatory, and he staggered round and round me with knees more afflicted, and with uplifted hands as if beseeching for mercy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
I have no selfish meaning in what I say; but I find the shock of what broke upon me last night, to be very heavy indeed.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Wherefore we may always assume when we see a war set on foot by many against one, that this one, if he have strength to withstand the first shock, and can temporize and wait his opportunity, is certain to prevail.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
This gave me a sort of shock, for I suppose the general superstition about midnight was increased by my recent experiences.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context