- Each Stockhausen piece was a shock to the system.
- This is going to be a shock to the establishment.
- The jury's condemnation was a shock to the suspect.
- Losing in the first round was a shock to the system(= it was a more of a shock because it was not expected).
- The news of his death was a shock to us.
- Why is the SIA plane crash such a shock to us?