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The lady's manner was this morning most alarmingly gracious.

You do not know how alarmingly she has changed for the worse.

The Continent is alarmingly infected with such opinions as these.'

The falls were alarmingly close when suddenly the eyes of the cub brightened.

The dinners in Martin Street were alarmingly in want of fresh blood.

At which the monster roared most alarmingly, and all fell together again.

In the passage he ran against the head boy, who was alarmingly like an undergraduate.

There was a terrible intimacy in the affair; it was alarmingly personal.

Fortune's countenance is apt to be so alarmingly mobile with some unfortunates.

Already most of the men were ill with scurvy, and some of them were alarmingly low.

WORD ORIGIN

1787, from alarming, present participle adjective from alarm (v.), + -ly (2).

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