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noun as in heebie-jeebies

noun as in jitters

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News that 75 government scientists had been exposed to anthrax in Atlanta sent shivers up the spine of the science world Thursday.

And did you not also, in between shivers, admire how grotesquely pretty the shot was?

News that five California kids developed polio-like paralysis sent shivers down the spine of parents in America.

That first case of chills, however, shivers down your spine two seconds before, when before seeing her, we hear her voice.

Charlie Team followed behind—shivers of Liechsteinian cold, or fear?

But her ears magnified a thousandfold each crackling of a log and each creak of the floor sent expectant shivers along her spine.

It sent awful shivers down her spine to hear my august self alluded to as her "old man."

He shivers a little, but does not falter, and continues to walk with erect head and chest thrown out.

Greta remained sitting where she was, shivering violently, as a little animal shivers when it scents danger.

I'm sure I don't know why, but it always gives me the shivers.


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On this page you'll find 190 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shivers, such as: angst, apprehension, concern, disquiet, doubt, and dread.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.