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
How to use alarm in a sentence
After a 2016 fire tornado ripped through northern Canada and a firestorm consumed Gatlinburg, Tennessee, he said, “alarm bells started going off” for the insurance industry.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Meanwhile, last month, the WHO raised an alarm that the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the west of the DR Congo is underfunded and facing logistic challenges.Scientists in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and US have developed a $1 test for Ebola and Lassa virus|Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu|September 14, 2020|Quartz
He is one of a number of federal defense attorneys who have been sounding the alarm about conditions at the downtown prison, arguing that people being detained in the facility were being put at risk.Morning Report: Downtown Jail Outbreak Goes From Bad to Worse|Voice of San Diego|September 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The idea is to make the trail go cold or, better yet, raise false alarms for investigators.North Korean hackers steal billions in cryptocurrency. How do they turn it into real cash?|Patrick O'Neill|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
She was early to sound the alarm on the pandemic while also arguing for keeping parks and beaches open.
The early reaction to Shami closing his account is similarly alarmed.
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.
He saw his mother on the couch and figured she was sleeping, but then he became alarmed.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?|Michael Daly|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had grown even more alarmed when he discovered that her passport was missing.
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Alice had been wondering what had detained her so long, and by the time she arrived had become very much alarmed.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The sentinels seemed much alarmed, and drew up their carbines as if to shoot.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
One fainting-fit succeeded to another; till at last Alphonse began to be seriously alarmed.
A maid, alarmed at the din of breaking glass, entered the room to discover what was the matter.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with alarm
see false alarm.