verb (used with object)
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Origin of alarm
OTHER WORDS FROM alarma·larm·a·ble, adjectivea·larm·ed·ly [uh-lahr-mid-lee], /əˈlɑr mɪd li/, adverbpre·a·larm, verb (used with object), nounun·a·larmed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for alarm
In late July, USPS sent out warnings to various states, including California, saying it might not be able to turn around election ballots in time for them to be counted, sounding alarm bells.Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By|Ashly McGlone and Kate Nucci|August 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
By November, as we previously reported, West Coast General was warning the Public Works Department that a number of issues, including the fire alarm system, still needed attention before employees could be moved in.Morning Report: The Deal Before the 101 Ash St. Deal|Voice of San Diego|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Some public institutions, like the North County Transit District, had a good sense that a disaster was coming and tried to sound an early alarm.
The campaign, which led to the lawsuit was led by Phyllis Omido, a mother of two, a former public relations officer at Kenya Metal Refineries EPZ, whose lead-poisoning caused the community to raise alarms.How a grassroots campaign won $12 million taking on a lead-poisoning battery plant in Kenya|Soila Kenya|July 30, 2020|Quartz
That same year, City Councilman Chris Ward sounded the alarm.
Chernon Bah, co-founder of A World at School, was alarmed by what she witnessed recently in Sierra Leone.
Biologist Mattson is alarmed by the abrupt 2008 rise in grizzly mortality from conflicts both with livestock and hunters.
A woman who had been walking in front of him began sprinting, too, in an alarmed manner.
So alarmed is she at the shortage of implants, that she said it would affect the overall culture of beauty in Venezuela.Venezuela Now Has Toilet Paper but No Breast Implants|Jason Batansky|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The critters have the propensity to devour their babies if alarmed and so require a calm environment for breeding.
He was astonished, for the door was locked, yet he felt relieved rather than alarmed.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Alarmed, as Margaret well might be, she did not lose her presence of mind.The Wars of the Roses|John G. Edgar
It is easy, says the king, alarmed, for the shadow to go down ten steps.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
Do not be alarmed; we shall be there, and on our word as hunters, not a hair of your head shall fall.The Trail-Hunter|Gustave Aimard
But the Senate, alarmed at the tenor of his discourses, forbade him to preach.
British Dictionary definitions for alarm
- the device in an alarm clock that triggers off the bell or buzzer
- short for alarm clock
Derived forms of alarmalarming, adjectivealarmingly, adverb
Word Origin for alarm
Idioms and Phrases with alarm
see false alarm.