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synonyms for false alarm

  • cry of wolf
  • dud
  • non-starter
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How to use false alarm in a sentence

Some of the alarm returned, however, when the creature attempted to climb up by his own ladder.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Her face wore a look of distress, almost of alarm; she kept her place, but her eyes gave Bernard a mute welcome.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
The public eye, ever watchful and timid, waits scarcely for the show of danger to take alarm and withdraw its favour.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The rest is done by cutting away two upper and four under-teeth, and substituting false ones at the desired angle.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Some of the soldiers secured the porter from creating an alarm; and the rest filling the hall, fastened the door.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He was thrashed at school before the Jews and the hubshi, for the heinous crime of bringing home false reports of progress.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
I will not, therefore, say that the proposition that the value of everything equals the cost of production is false.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
And he spoke pleasantly to Grandfather Mole, in a soft sort of chatter, because he didn't want to alarm him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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