Example sentences for: panicking

How can you use “panicking” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The point is that the phrase "in play" is a useful cover for the fact that takeovers, particularly hostile ones, are often the result of companies' panicking at the prospect of losing something they never even knew they wanted until they realized they might not be able to have it.

  • A few stick up for the embattled author, arguing that though "the ideas expressed aren't complicated," Purdy "grapples with them with a seriousness that puts more seasoned--and ironic--commentators to shame" ( Publishers Weekly ). Walter Kirn, writing in Time , seems a bit gleeful at the fact that "the brainy nature boy has stormed the capital, panicking the languid sophisticates with an unfashionably passionate attack on the dangers of passionlessness," only to later concede that the book is "an arduous read that would test the syntactical skills of a tenured professor."

  • Of course, given the fact that U.S. trade with Finland--indeed, with all of Scandinavia--amounts to something less than 0.5 percent of our annual gross domestic product, one would hope that U.S. fund managers will be able to handle this news without panicking.

  • The Times is torn constantly between touting and panicking.

  • Investigators have found still-inconclusive evidence that the two pilots may have been thrusting the controls in opposite directions, and surmise that they may have been fighting each other, struggling with passengers, or simply panicking.


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