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Not only is this comfortable for your little one, but it suppresses their startle reflexes which encourages them to sleep longer and keeps them warm without the use of loose blankets, which can be dangerous.
The French women certainly talk with a freedom which would startle an English or American female.
The striking originality of this idea will startle any one who has never heard of such a thing before.
"You oughtn't to slip up an' s-startle a lady that-a-way," she said with grave rebuke, and Hale looked humbled.
While the Constitution lasts, they are repressed; they spring up to annoy and startle us only from its grave.
But Merriwell feared to startle the old man, and therefore he did not call.
He looked as if he had finished with surprise; as if nothing could ever startle him again.
JANE JOURNEYS ONRUTH COMFORT MITCHELL
There's not much danger we'll startle they, with the wind nuth'ard.
LEFT ON THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
She was standing with her back to him, and Forrester didn't make a sound, not wanting to startle the Goddess.
PAGAN PASSIONSGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
A person ought to be punished who tries to startle people in that disagreeable way.
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE

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