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so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm

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Andy has |a startling proposition for Bernice on her hen night
STARTLING Public Health England called the figures "deeply concerning" and said pupils were at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues.
Summary: When the Nusra Front relayed its demands to the wife of captured policeman Ali Bazal this week, she came to a startling realization, one that has already fanned the flames of anger among the families of the captured servicemen blocking roads and burning tires along Bekaa Valley highways.
This clever pollination mechanism results in a flower that looks startling and exciting.
These observations were consistent with responses evoked independently by an acoustic startling stimulus (muscle responses (10) and autonomic responses (11-17)) and provide further support that startle contributes to the overall response evoked during a rear-end collision.
Essays by Hubertus Butin and others compliment many eye-opening, startling works and provide historical and artistic precedent for Warhol's approach and perspective.
QUETTA -- There has been a startling disclosure about the Utility Stores' (USC) stocks being illegally 'slipped' to Afghanistan, prompting action against guilty officials and personal.
Summary: Muscat: The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has revealed some startling facts in .
Summary: Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has continued her startling rise to glory by taking a second gold at London 2012.
It also helps to create the impression that you had nothing to do with startling him.
Her publicist Liz Rosenberg held paparazzi responsible for startling the singer's horse by taking surprise photographs.
The celeb wore a startling pink outfit and new swept-over hairstyle as she left Scotts in London's posh Mayfair with actress Kate Beckinsale, 35,
surprise is used when something is unexpected even though it by itself is not startling.
Adolph said he unearthed some startling facts while researching Connery's ancestry through his mother for his new book, Tracing Your Scottish Family History.
In addition, in order to control that picture ratings obtained in a second task were not affected either by familiarity with the pictures or by the startling acoustic stimuli, we carried out correlation analyses between the picture ratings of our sample and the normative values of the pictures.