(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 ?
Her blood runs cold at the mention of your name; the vulture and the lamb, the rat and the dove, could not be worse matched than you and she.
But her blood runs cold when her spade unearths something hard and shiny - no, it's not a potato but Lucy Beale's wallet and mobile phone.
Meanwhile, her blood runs cold when she's later forced to see her attacker again.