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A combination of propriety and vomit-inducing stage fright has always kept her from going public with the virtuosic guitar chops she learned by emulating folkie heroes like Don McLean.

From Time

Initially, she continued wearing the mask to cover her stage fright as she performed in front of thousands of people.

From Ozy

He talks to Gordon Marino about reliving his darkest moments—and how he faced down his stage fright.

First, she had to overcome her stage fright to go head-to-head with the big boys.

Howard Kurtz talks to Russert about stage fright, weight loss and his critics.

For Mutomobo, playing basketball in front of 30,000 people was a shock, and he often had stage fright.

This is called stage-fright, and it is never cured; it has ruined more brilliant careers than the critics have.

Perhaps it was stage fright; my voice broke badly, and the audience, especially the men, were not kind.

An extreme example of this form of nervousness is offered by the unfortunate sufferer from stage fright.

Stage fright, an extreme form of nervousness, sometimes deprives the sufferer entirely of the power of speech.

As in Chicago, she was seized with stage fright as the very first entrance of the ballet approached, but later she recovered.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stage fright, such as: aphonia, aphonia clericorum, aphonia paralytica, aphonia paranoica, bashfulness, and buck fever.

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