in a state of shock

idiom

1
: experiencing a sudden usually unpleasant or upsetting feeling because of something unexpected
They were in a state of shock after hearing the news.
2
medical : suffering from a serious condition in which the body is not able to get enough blood to all the parts of the body
He was in a state of shock after the accident.

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“In a state of shock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20state%20of%20shock. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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