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  • n  an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    a frisson of surprise shot through him

  • Turns out Susan is also stalking the boyfriend and--here's the sexual frisson--has slept with him only days ago.
  • Lionel not only supplies her first inspirational frisson, but also introduces her to the circle of freaks with whom he consorts, thus providing her with the subjectsand the .
  • There's a ripple of excitement by the dairy goods, a frisson by the freezers, as word spreads: Bertie is here.
News & Articles

  • Bolt considers racing Glasgow Commonwealth Games
    By Mitch Phillips MOSCOW (Reuters) - Usain Bolt said he might make a first appearance at the Commonwealth Games, held in Glasgow next year, as he seeks to add another title to the resume he embellished with his second world 100 meters gold on Sunday. Bolt's comment, when asked by reporters for his plans for the non-Olympic, non-world championship season, will send a frisson of excitement from ...
    Aug. 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • Athletics-Bolt considers racing Glasgow Commonwealth Games
    By Mitch Phillips MOSCOW, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Usain Bolt said he might make a first appearance at the Commonwealth Games, held in Glasgow next year, as he seeks to add another title to the resume he embellished with his second world 100 metres gold on Sunday. Bolt's comment, when asked by reporters for his plans for the non-Olympic, non-world championship season, will send a frisson of excitement ...
    Aug. 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
Quotes

  • Michael Sheen in Los Angeles Times
    That was where I first got the frisson of being in the same place,says Sheen, who along with Langella created the "Frost/Nixon" roles on a London stage, later reprising them in New York.
  • Bruce Schneier in USA Today
    The hoopla around him losing his job gave the story some extra frisson,said Internet security expert Bruce Schneier, a co-author of Geer's. "He got fired because (at)stake wanted to be nice to their masters. But it's like the Christian...
  • Jack Granatstein in Globe and Mail
    There was a certain frisson of pride involved there,said historian Jack Granatstein. "I don't think it's significant in Canadian military history except insofar that it demonstrates that we are good snipers, after 25 years of assuming that...

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