Jan. 5, 2009 – 10:53 p.m. Type: 911 Subject: alarm Report: Fire alarm going off 13.
Then, around 8:30, every alarm went off, all of them blaring at the same time.
Nearly from the moment he left AIG, Greenberg was sounding the alarm bells about the company and its management.
Why his suspicious-sounding pun name didn't set off alarm bells is anybody's guess, but lesson learned.
Churchill, on the contrary, they regarded with alarm, a loose cannon, a rogue elephant.
"Oh, stop this infernal nonsense, Tony," he said in a tone tinged with alarm.
Suddenly he gave a cry of alarm, and the case fell to the floor.
Dropping her flowers in alarm, the maiden screamed for her mother and attendants.
Also that you came down with your daughter when the alarm was given.
The instant of alarm passed and a braver smile than ever came.
early 14c., from Old French alarme (14c.), from Italian all'arme "to arms!" (literally "to the arms"). An interjection that came to be used as the word for the call or warning (cf. alert). Extended 16c. to "any sound to warn of danger or to arouse." Weakened sense of "apprehension, unease" is from 1833. Variant alarum is due to the rolling -r- in the vocalized form. Sometimes in early years anglicized as all-arm. Alarm clock is attested from 1690s (as A Larum clock).
a particular quivering sound of the silver trumpets to give warning to the Hebrews on their journey through the wilderness (Num. 10:5, 6), a call to arms, or a war-note (Jer. 4:19; 49:2; Zeph. 1:16).