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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstrickenstrick‧en /ˈstrɪkən/ adjective formal  very badly affected by trouble, illness, unhappiness etc Fire broke out on the stricken ship.stricken by/with a country stricken by severe economic problemsdrought-stricken/cancer-stricken/tragedy-stricken etc drought-stricken farmers grief-stricken, panic-stricken, poverty-stricken
Examples from the Corpus
strickenAt last the pilot managed to land his stricken aircraft.He stared with his stupendously stoned eyes at the assembled and stricken family.At night, lit from within, she looked like a stricken ghost, fleeing the city of glittering towers.I arrived to a house stricken with grief in Plaistow Grove, Bromley, and it wasn't easy.But then du Pre was stricken with multiple sclerosis and the fairytale quickly unravelled.Then it bayed and Jim was stricken with terror.stricken by/withPablo Fernandez was suddenly stricken by a bout of flu.I was stricken with a love so vast that I couldn't find the edges.The former president, now 90 and stricken with Alzheimer's disease, also won't attend the ceremony.One day the fire remained unlit because every member of the Hauxwell family was stricken with flu and unable to move.In the period leading up to the actual fight, first-time fighters are suddenly stricken with nervous tension.In 1934, McDenough was stricken with pneumonia and died.In 1940, he was stricken with polio and became disabled.At sixteen she was stricken with typhoid fever, which took her a long time to get over.