• WordNet 3.6
    • adj stricken (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming "conscience-smitten","awe-struck"
    • adj stricken grievously affected especially by disease
    • adj stricken put out of action (by illness)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 10 percent of the workforce in Egypt is under 12 years of age. Although laws protecting children are on the books, they are not well enforced, partly because many poverty-stricken parents feel forced to send their children out to help support the family.
    • Stricken Struck; smitten; wounded; as, the stricken deer.
    • Stricken Whole; entire; -- said of the hour as marked by the striking of a clock. "He persevered for a stricken hour in such a torrent of unnecessary tattle.""Speeches are spoken by the stricken hour, day after day, week, perhaps, after week."
    • Stricken Worn out; far gone; advanced. See Strike v. t., 21. "Abraham was old and well stricken in age."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stricken Struck; smitten: as, the stricken deer.
    • stricken Advanced; far gone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.p Stricken strik′n (B.), of strike
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  • Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson
    “No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.”


In literature:

He went out trembling and conscience-stricken.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Al Hayman, who had a half-interest in the piece, was stricken with typhoid fever in Chicago on his way to the coast.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Eleanor becomes momentarily more conscience-stricken; the sight of the "relics" are hateful to her.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Her own stricken heart for a moment went out to him in sympathy.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
She was not stunned by the blow that had stricken her love and her pride.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
His consternation seemed to have stricken him dumb.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The cardinal was terror-stricken.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Death has certainly dealt briefly with the stricken city.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Two of the battalions, the 2nd and 3rd, were sent to aid the stricken front.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
For her own family were only the forerunners of many another stricken home.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
It was so terrible and fatal that when one was stricken there was but little hope for recovery.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
He quivered under the impact, stricken to the soul for seconds of shock.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
He admitted that the problem of the stricken team members intrigued him.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
The remnant at length, weary and famine-stricken, reached their ships and immediately put to sea.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
A hundred of them, like stricken birds, were falling downward toward the Moon, great holes torn in their sides.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Their faces became drawn and terror-stricken.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
He stood stricken in surprise at seeing me.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
But she knew full well that he whom she loved was in reality well stricken in years, and she was sorrowful.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The Wesleyans were panic-stricken and fled overland to Kerikeri.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Then it had reared violently, thrown its rider, and panic-stricken, had turned and fled in the direction of its coming.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton

In poetry:

And starward drifts the stricken world,
Lone in unalterable gloom,
Dead, with a universe for tomb,
Dark, and to vaster darkness whirled.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
A dark dull house—a puir man's hame,
Stude in the warst pairt o' the toun,
An' there his gude an' lovin' wife
Lay wi' the fever stricken doun.
"The Fever-Cloud" by Janet Hamilton
Like the tempest-tossed, the weary,
Who of earth ne'er had their part,
Fain would land their stricken spirits
Where heart answers unto heart;—
"The Valentine" by Mary Weston Fordham
Christ’s banner thou alone didst hold
In face of all His foes displayed;
Valiant through all defeat,—and but
Heart-stricken that He was betrayed.
"To The Virgin Mary" by Mary Hannay Foott
In a vision Liberty stood
By the childless charm-stricken bed
Where, barren of glory and good,
Knowing nought if she would not or would,
England slept with her dead.
"Perinde AC Cadaver" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
For his twilight is come on him,
His anguish is here;
And his spirits gaze dumb on him,
Grown grey from his fear;
And his hour taketh hold on him stricken, the last of his infinite year.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Akira Yamada, who lives some 40 miles from Japan's stricken nuclear plant, now opposes nuclear energy -- 66 years after he survived the Hiroshima bombing in 1945.
Tweer , age 85, of Mayfield, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012 after being stricken at home.
Senator Stricken With Undiagnosed Illness.
Steve Niedbalski is seen chopping down his drought and heat stricken corn for feed Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Nashville, Ill.
Van Wormer , 44, of Henry Avenue, Pittsfield, formerly of New Lebanon, N.Y. Died on Thursday evening at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after being stricken at her home.
The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken off the shore of Giglio.
Research on stricken bats may help AIDS fight.
The complainant is cancer-stricken, which caused a swirl of criticism around the airline for its position.
Andrews , age 52, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, after being stricken at home.
Passed away after being stricken at home on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012, at Rhode Island Hospital with her loving family by her side.
It's a new reality that stretches from the 7-Elevens of Southeast Asia to the debt-stricken countries of Europe and everywhere else in between.
Weather forecasters and state and federal water managers are painting a grim picture of the chances of drought-stricken New Mexico making up any ground this winter.
Hurricane Sandy-stricken Breezy Point hit by thieves.
With San Quentin locked down and a Healdsburg facility newly stricken, norovirus outbreaks continue.
It's hot and humid in DC, and heat-stricken customers swarm into Dolcezza, a popular gelato and coffee shop in Dupont Circle.