[Idiom] A frisson of excitement - collocations

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I've been wondering in what collocations the expression can be used - are any of these correct?

1. As he was about to open the envelope, a frisson of excitement was running through him.
2. A frisson of excitement could be visible on her face.
3. A frisson of excitement about a new job.
4. As the lights went out, everyone felt a sudden frisson of excitement.
 

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I've been wondering in what collocations the expression can be used - are any of these correct?

1. As he was about to open the envelope, a frisson of excitement [STRIKE]was running[/STRIKE] ran through him.
2. A frisson of excitement could be visible on her face. :cross: Use either "could be seen" or "was visible".
3. A frisson of excitement about a new job. :cross: This is not a complete sentence.
4. As the lights went out, everyone felt a sudden frisson of excitement. :tick:

See above.
 

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As for point 3:
As days turned into months, the frisson of excitement about her new job finally subsided.
 

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That doesn't work for me. A "frisson" is short, temporary; it doesn't last days or months. Someone might have a frisson of excitement (or fear) as they travel to their first day of a new job.
 

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The French word frisson means "shiver". Unlike many borrowed words, English has retained its usage pattern while forgetting its precise meaning in the original language.
 
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