I shudder to think

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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. I shudder to think what my boss will say when I tell him I lost our biggest client.
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References in classic literature ?
I shudder to think of her being awakened, like me, to a sense of their delusive vanity.
When so many high rises all around the UAE and many more being built I shudder to think if this prediction was wrong.
Without AU I shudder to think where we might be as a country.
One married a German and another a Filipina woman, but I shudder to think what would happen to children like those produced by them if they ever got into the "system" of child adoption/foster care.
Regarding the article "Perverted 'Peacemakers'" (June 28 issue), I shudder to think what would happen if America were disarmed under the United Nations.
I shudder to think how much taxpayers' cash was poured into the Y2K ``problem'' from cities throughout Ventura County.