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shell shock

loss of sight, memory, etc., resulting from psychological strain during prolonged engagement in warfare
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But by the time the shell-shocked hosts were rolled inside a single session for the fourth time in three years it was clear Ireland had come to compete, not co-operate.
We came away looking shell-shocked' BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
Simon Elliott, regional secretary for the PCS union, said: "The staff are shell-shocked and I think it will take some time for the news to sink in."
The last full-length chapter turns to Virginia Woolf--specifically, Septimus Warren Smith, the shell-shocked soldier of Mrs.
Mr Fricker, of Oxford Road, said he was "shell-shocked when told he had been chosen to press the button to demolish the chimney."
depicts a shell-shocked survivor trying to escape from memories of
The bankers on his new team were shell-shocked from the recently imploded markets and the layoffs that followed.
Freud's own views of shell shock are of historical import not only because of his contemporaneity with the events at issue in the book, but also because, as Kaes addresses, Freud actually served as an expert witness in a legal case involving a shell-shocked former soldier who sued his doctor for malpractice.
The book makes a persuasive argument that shell-shocked soldiers found themselves in a particularly difficult position after 1918; even severely wounded veterans were privileged in comparison.
IF only a shell-shocked Northern Rock saver who queued on the High Street to withdraw pounds 10,000 from the stricken bank on September 14 2007, had steeled themselves to buy gold with the cash, muses Adrian Ash at BullionVault.com.
He has been left shell-shocked by this attack and to be handed such a low amount is beyond belief.