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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Like all Tag McLaren stereo gear, you get tuning fork-pure sound, shudderingly deep bass and wall-bending power - up to 1,700 watts.
Three wins on the bounce and bounding up the table, they grind shudderingly to a halt to a team languishing second from bottom.
BEFORE Douglas Edgar's career was shudderingly halted by the great horrors of the First World War he gained his initial moment of supreme glory during the summer of 1914.
The happy accident/raw naivety of much of the work is as shudderingly refreshing as a high-powered hose and Field Day For The Sundays (all 27 seconds of it) is still a classic.
Hull's shudderingly difficult last game at home to Manchester United, which was the comfort blanket for every Geordie, suddenly looks a lot less daunting with the championship already secured by Fergie Snr and the Champions League final only three days later.
The freshly-made pasta was shudderingly good with a piquantish pesto sauce which was not over-nutty.
On transfer deadline day, with snow bleaching across the vast expanses of United's training ground, we witnessed a Sky Sports News reporter shudderingly informing us that while relegation rivals Tottenham were completing the pounds 15m signing of Robbie Keane, the Magpies were failing again and again with 11th-hour bids borne of panic.
It was something that became shudderingly clear to Alex Ferguson when Overmars' scored the winner at Old Trafford in March which set the title race alight and, again, a fortnight ago when he scored twice in the Championship clincher against Everton.
Injury was often to blight the career of O'Brien, and twice early on at St James' Park his progress was shudderingly halted, first by a broken leg and then by knee ligament damage which also cost him his place in the 1990 World Cup finals when the Republic of Ireland did so well.
A shudderingly short time, yet long enough for stories of great derring-do to be passed from father to son.
A deal was done for a sort of peace ahead of the two clubs shudderingly locking horns.
As difficult to fathom as Hampton Court maze, he was both kind and shudderingly cruel, polite and abysmally rude, gentle and as tough as old teak.
However, what was shudderingly prophetic for the Czech Republic was that Pavel Nedved, European Footballer of the Year, was off injured as early as the 39th minute and while the favourites continued to carry the flag across the battlefield they lacked some of the guile to wrong foot men who have perfected the art of denial.
Shudderingly, Terry Butcher, forever lionised as the England saviour with his head swathed in a bloody bandage, set alarm bells ringing by suggesting he'd rather see King than Carragher "because he's a genuine centre-half.
Because on Tyneside he has the honour of being roll-called as part of the last Newcastle United team to win a trophy, even if it was shudderingly as long ago as 35 years.