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Then there was a jarring impact that made his arm numb to the shoulder.
This question was, as usual, the fruitful source of jarring opinions.
There was no movement of the field, no jarring, no vibration.
The truck came to a jarring stop as the driver jammed on the brakes.
Their share is confined to swinging the axe and gripping the jarring drill.
My teeth chattered like castanets, jarring in my jaws until it was painful.
Sharp and jarring and without premonition are the surprises of youth.
Reuben, listening, heard the sound of the jarring chain, and the door was opened.
It was only the last sentence that she took note of, because of its jarring sense.
Then at last the sacred gates are flung open and grate on the jarring hinge.
1520s, "to make a harsh, grating sound," usually said to be echoic or imitative, but no one explains how, or of what. Figurative sense of "have an unpleasant effect on" is from 1530s; that of "cause to vibrate or shake" is from 1560s. Related: Jarred; jarring.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JARRING
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