What is another word for shocks?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈɒks] (IPA)

The word "shocks" can be replaced with a variety of synonyms, including jolts, jarring, vibrations, tremors, convulsions, and quivers. These terms are often used to describe sudden movements or motions that produce a startling or unexpected effect on something or someone. For example, a car driving over a pothole may cause jolts or vibrations throughout the vehicle, while an earthquake may produce violent tremors and convulsions in the ground. In addition, the word "shocks" can also refer to surprise or disbelief caused by unexpected news or events, which can be expressed with words such as astonishment, amazement, incredulity, and disbelief.

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Usage examples for Shocks

The storm and the earthquake had certainly dazed her, set her wits wandering; he advised her many times to go home and sleep, since the shocks were now over and would very likely not recur.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
Lady Dorothea, partly overcome by the late scene, partly stunned by the repeated shocks she experienced, made no reply whatever; and Martin, judging from the expression of her features the anxiety she was suffering, hastily added, "Let me see Kate Henderson,-where is she?"
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Its own weight, simply, gives it firmness to resist all shocks brought against it, to produce its overthrow.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Shocks

  • By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
    John Acton
  • Today, energy prices are at historic highs. Some analysts estimate that energy price shocks this year could cost American consumers more than $40 billion. Speaking very frankly, we cannot afford this kind of expense.
    Jeff Bingaman
  • In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
    Warren Buffett
  • Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
    Lord Chesterfield
  • A lot of people have been quite surprised with the stuff that I'm doing on my own, which shocks me because I've always known what I wanted to do. But people have only seen me with the Spice Girls, so I suppose it's not that surprising.
    Melanie Chisholm

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