alarm


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Synonyms for alarm

Synonyms for alarm

great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

a signal that warns of imminent danger

to notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk

Synonyms for alarm

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

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fill with apprehension or alarm

warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

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References in classic literature ?
While in this plight, a troop of Buffalo came trotting by in great alarm.
They likewise dwelt upon the cannibal propensities of the Happars, a subject which they were perfectly aware could not fail to alarm us; while at the same time they earnestly disclaimed all participation in so horrid a custom.
If it had been like some other places, I do not know that, in such a night as this, I could have answered for my courage: but now, to be sure, there is nothing to alarm one.
With less alarm and greater eagerness she seized a second, a third, a fourth; each was equally empty.
She had not been used to feel alarm from wind, but now every blast seemed fraught with awful intelligence.
If we acted in time, might we not even yet escape before the general alarm was sounded?
Suddenly a great cry arose from the roofs of the temples; a cry of alarm and warning that, taken up from point to point, ran off to the east and to the west, from temple, court, and rampart, until it sounded as a dim echo in the distance.
He stood still in alarm--in almost superstitious alarm, for a moment; then all mists seemed to clear away from his eyes; he was conscious of nothing but light and joy and ecstasy; his breath came and went; but the moment passed.
It was full of alarm for him, and sympathy and affection, while she looked around at the others with flashing, angry eyes.
Martin set his alarm, drew up to the table, and opened Fiske.
Before Anne could reply, the lad's voice reached them from the bedroom floor, raised in shrill alarm, and screaming "Fire
She had come out from her bedroom, when the alarm was given; had looked at the flaming curtains; and had drawn back, stolidly submissive, into a corner to wait the event.
The soothsayer, however, did not heed Zarathustra's alarm, but listened and listened in the downward direction.
though there's nothing for the lady to be at all alarmed at, still, ladies are apt to take alarm at matters of business--being of that fragile sex that they're not accustomed to them when not of a strictly domestic character--and I do generally make it a rule to propose retirement from the presence of ladies, before entering upon business topics.
Really, Philip," she said, "you seem to discover expressions for the purpose of embarrassing me, and your anger blinds you while it alarms me; reflect a little.