(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 ?
"Henry Jekyll forge for a murderer!" And his blood ran cold in his veins.
His blood ran cold. Never in all his life had so fearful a sound smote upon his ears.
The youth trembled with horror, and his blood ran cold, yet he did not lose his courage; but, holding the iron spear upright in his hand, he brought it down with all his might right through the monster's lower jaw.
The Manchester City manager said his blood ran cold when wife Cristina Serra called him after the bomb blast and the line suddenly went dead.
The leader of main centre-right opposition party of France, Jean-Francois Cope said that his blood ran cold when he got to know about the book.