Definition of 'stricken'
Example sentences containing 'stricken'
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Field hospitals across the country dealt with stricken binge drinkers to help free up ambulances for emergencies.The Sun (2010)
Divers have established five permanent routes into the stricken vessel and key decks are being continuously combed for victims.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It is also important to stress that women who are stricken with cervical cancer are in no way promiscuous.The Sun (2007)
Bent has been so impressed by the way both the stricken stars have faced up to their personal battles.The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The man is an actor to his core and he could easily perform a man stricken with grief about his own past.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Hospitals are overflowing with elderly victims of the heat wave, some stricken with tropical diseases.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He warned advanced economies still had to fix stricken banks, tackle huge debts and addictions to imports.The Sun (2012)
Portsmouth could fold before the end of the season, the administrator of the financially stricken club warned yesterday.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Under their glare, one woman would find a way to help the stricken royal family look towards the future.The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)
Captain October and his crew were first on the scene and helped the captain of the stricken ship to ensure the safety of his men.Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2006)
The Channel could be the new frontline after the stricken vessel was found at 2am yesterday.The Sun (2016)
Currently more than a third of the maize crop in the US is stricken by drought and soya bean and wheat crops are also wilting.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
A deep split has emerged over an ambitious plan to plough European bailout cash straight into stricken Spanish lenders.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
A sale to one of the bidders now circling the stricken lender may save time, effort, money and reputation.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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