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How to use false alarm in a sentence
Last year, Voice of San Diego reviewed dispatch records and found evidence that false alarms were more common than the company’s marketing materials show.Morning Report: Lenders Move to Evict City From Civic Center Plaza|Voice of San Diego|July 28, 2021|Voice of San Diego
This flawed technology threatens civil liberties and public safety, generating false alarms that have ended in escalating violence between police and community members.We’re Watching How the Council Weighs the Devices Watching Us|Khalid Alexander and Lilly Irani|July 26, 2021|Voice of San Diego
In fact, if you tested everyone in the US tomorrow with over-the-counter tests, the large majority of positive results—maybe nine out of 10—would be false alarms.We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.|Antonio Regalado|May 4, 2021|MIT Technology Review
One reason is that owing to a history of false alarms about tornado warnings, some people didn’t take shelter.Beyond crystal balls: How to make good forecasts|Avery Elizabeth Hurt|March 11, 2021|Science News For Students
Last year, however, a Voice of San Diego review of dispatch records suggested that false alarms were more common than advertised.ShotSpotter Devices Will Get More Scrutiny Going Forward|Jesse Marx|March 1, 2021|Voice of San Diego
And with each false alarm, the not-so-subtle panic continues, as Europe waits and wonders what happens next.Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first time alarms sounded, contestants were told it was a false alarm, and reassured with a small party.No One Told ‘Big Brother Israel’ About the War|Nina Strochlic|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may be a glimmer of hope, or it may be another false alarm.Biden, McConnell Race to Avoid Fiscal Cliff|Howard Kurtz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One comedic false alarm was provided by local deejay Gary Kiernan and his wife, Sandy, masquerading as the former first couple.Wedding Kicks Off!|Chris Wilson|July 30, 2010|DAILY BEAST
And, at double quick, the Guard rushed back to find it a false alarm and to see men laughing at them in the street.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
Like Robison and Barruel, we are accused of raising a false alarm, of creating a bogey, or of being the victims of an obsession.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
On Monday night about ten o'clock the army was put in motion by a false alarm.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
The design was not carried into execution during the summer, and the intelligence was considered as a false alarm.
He lay down again once more, thinking that for once his steed had given a false alarm.Tales of Fantasy and Fact|Brander Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for false alarm
Other Idioms and Phrases with false alarm
A warning signal that is groundless, made either by mistake or as a deliberate deception. For example, The rumor that we were all going to get fired was just a false alarm, or Setting off a false alarm is a criminal offense. This expression, first recorded in 1579, today is often used for a report of a nonexistent fire.