(one's) blood runs cold

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(one's) blood runs cold

One becomes seized by an acute and intense sensation of fear, panic, horror, or dread. My blood ran cold when I overheard that a police officer had been asking about me at work. Janet could feel her blood run cold when the murderer she was testifying against walked into the courtroom.
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References in classic literature ?
There were outrages which her husband was privileged to commit, under the sanction of marriage, at the bare thought of which her blood ran cold.
Mrs James said her blood ran cold when she saw Adebowale in the news.
Cat lover and mother of two Debra Lamb said her blood ran cold when she found the wire noose around the body of her three-year-old tabby Meg.