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    #1

    Smile alarmed/panic

    We were alarmed/panic when we heard the loud bang.



    Do both alarmed and panic work in the above sentence and mean about the same? Thanks.


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    Re: alarmed/panic

    We were alarmed

    We were panic

    We were panicked
    We were in a panic

    They are not quite the same - you can be alarmed by something [startled by it] and yet not panicked.

    To be panicked means to have a sudden and uncontrollable fear.

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    Re: alarmed/panic

    Thanks, Anglica, for your clear reply.
    I have no more doubt.

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