What does the word shock mean?

Usage examples for shock

  1. Since more I am confirmed, I'll stand the shock. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  2. The news was, as I say, a great shock to my wife and myself. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. But I haven't told you what really gave me the shock. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume