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- adj. Describes the fear-induced state (literal or figurative) where an person seems incapable of movement.
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Men like me who are scared stiff all the time-but cowards-hell, the Gershmi will walk all over us! "
Meanwhile the Kabulis, who at first had been scared stiff when they realised what they had done in murdering Burnes, got damned uppish, and started attacking the out-posts near the cantonment, 'and shooting up our quarters at night.
They were positively scared stiff that thesehalf-wits or scoundrels would accuse them of lack of understanding; as thoughit were a disgrace not to understand the products of spiritual degeneratesor slimy swindlers.
I was scared stiff all the time for maybe the teamin 'was already arranged.
Siobhan was scared stiff of the Hunters Moon Clan; that much was obvious.