Panic

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Panic

1. See: Bank panic.

2. See: Panic buying.

3. See: Panic selling.
References in classic literature ?
At the conclusion of one such panic, when he and Henry had got the dogs back in the traces, Bill said:
In spite of the panic, more and more people were coming to Oakland right along.
been no faint-hearts there would have been no panic.
No doubt, ran the report, the situation was of the strangest and gravest description, but the public was exhorted to avoid and discourage panic.
A panic in a crowd, which partakes of a sort of community of interest, is not so terrible as a panic when one is by oneself; and such a panic I now suffered.
Far out in the jungle Tantor, the elephant, his first panic of fear allayed, stood with up-pricked ears and undulating trunk.
He kicked down the wall of the Achaeans as easily as a child who playing on the sea-shore has built a house of sand and then kicks it down again and destroys it--even so did you, O Apollo, shed toil and trouble upon the Argives, filling them with panic and confusion.
Men all in a panic of fear, sent a round robin, asking to have double watch, as they fear to be alone.
The Blackfeet, struck with sudden panic, threw off their buffalo robes and fled, leaving one of their warriors dead on the spot.
In this way a small gang of lurkers will hurry off the cavalry of a large war party, for when once a drove of horses are seized with panic, they become frantic, and nothing short of broken necks can stop them.
that is so terrible in battle, and that word infected the whole crowd with a feeling of panic.
He read only fear and panic from the sounds, deduced that the village was fleeing to its mountain fastnesses, but did not know the cause of the flight.