shell-shocked


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shell-shocked

or

shellshocked

(shĕl′shŏkt′)
adj.
1. Suffering from shell shock.
2. Stunned, distressed, or exhausted from a prolonged trauma or an unexpected difficulty.
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shell-shocked character involved in one (in)capacity or another,
It is Reid's judicious and non-sentimental analysis of the aftermath of war for shell-shocked men that makes this a book well worth reading.
"I was shell-shocked and I feel for the fans," he added.
Michael Livingston examines Tolkien's World War I experiences and his uniquely sympathetic depiction of Frodo as a shell-shocked soldier.
Bruce said: "I'm shell-shocked, disappointed and humiliated.
Perhaps we really are a nation shell-shocked. It was odd to see an e-mail from a woman I know in Palestine, remarking that medics she knows there considered sending aid to Louisiana: "You know you're in a bad situation when a Palestinian feels bad both for what has happened to you and because no one is helping so many of the victims."
Shuker then virtually made the game safe before the clock had reached 3.15pm beating shell-shocked Chris Day in the Latics goal after great work by Paul Hayes.
We see shell-shocked soldiers eating their rations in trenches littered with the body parts of their fallen comrades.
Then there is comatose Vera, Shirley's shell-shocked mother, who is teetering between life and death.
But his observations of mental brokenness would only have been confirmed as one after another example emerged into public knowledge--the shell-shocked soldier of the First World War, the "Mussulman" of the Nazi camps, the Vietnam veteran destroyed from within by memories, the battered woman and the molested child.
The war was not an act of liberation, but of "occupation." Across the Middle East, Arab viewers saw a pair of wounded, shell-shocked Iraqi children with blood-spattered faces; a woman squatting in front of her bombed-out home, now a pile of smoking rubble; a weeping man clutching what appeared to be a handful of dark pottery shards--actually fragments of his son's skull.