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  • adj. Describes the fear-induced state (literal or figurative) where an person seems incapable of movement.

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Examples

  • Men like me who are scared stiff all the time-but cowards-hell, the Ger­shmi will walk all over us! "

    Behold the Stars

  • 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.

    Flashman

  • 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.

    Mein Kampf

  • I was scared stiff all the time for maybe the teamin 'was already arranged.

    CHAPTER XX

  • Siobhan was scared stiff of the Hunters Moon Clan; that much was obvious.

    Changeling

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