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cold sweat

n.
A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.
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So they started, and I lit out, all in a cold sweat, and scrambled forward.
So real were the imaginings of my overwrought brain that I broke into a cold sweat in absolute conviction that some beast was close before me; yet the hours dragged, and no sound broke the grave-like stillness of the cavern.
she said to herself, wiping the cold sweat of her agony from her face.
A cold sweat stood on her forehead, the manuscript fell from her hand, and groping her way to the bed, she jumped hastily in, and sought some suspension of agony by creeping far underneath the clothes.
Within was a small chamber, chilly as an ice-house, and walled by Nature with solid limestone that was dewy with a cold sweat.
I heard my master mounting the stairs - the cold sweat ran from my forehead: I was horrified.
A cold sweat stood upon my brow, and spell-bound with terror I awaited my fate!
The king, on learning this, felt as if a cold sweat were passing over his brow; -- he had had a glimpse of the light of liberty; slavery appeared to him more dark and less acceptable than ever.
Even when I had ceased to fall I could not believe the miracle that had preserved me from instant death, and for a moment I hung there, cold sweat exuding from every pore of my body.
From tree to tree the agile creatures sprang like flying squirrels, while the cold sweat stood upon my brow as I glimpsed the depths beneath, into which a single misstep on the part of either of my bearers would hurl me.
A cold sweat stood on the brow of the Grand Pensionary.
His limbs trembled beneath him, and a cold sweat broke out upon his pallid face.