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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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I shudder to think

It is too worrying or unpleasant for me to think about something that might happen or might have happened. More...

taurine
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:30:37 AM

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He almost shuddered at the thought of what would be their situation, if the bullet, missing its aim, should pass the Moon, and plunge into the interplanetary space beyond it.

– Jules Verne, Around the Moon (1869), Chapter VII A High Old Time
Adyl Mouhei
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I shudder to think

Used to convey that something is too unpleasant to contemplate.
"I shudder to think what might have happened if he hadn't woken you up"


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Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:15:09 AM

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Very commonly used. Used to exaggerate, mainly.
Emel Rapchan
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