Thesaurus / startle
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
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.
SWADDLES TO KEEP YOUR LITTLE ONE COZY AND COMFORTABLEPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 11, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE
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.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PLAYBRONSON HOWARD
"You oughtn't to slip up an' s-startle a lady that-a-way," she said with grave rebuke, and Hale looked humbled.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
While the Constitution lasts, they are repressed; they spring up to annoy and startle us only from its grave.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
But Merriwell feared to startle the old man, and therefore he did not call.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S PURSUITBURT L. STANDISH
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
WORDS RELATED TO STARTLE
- chill to the bone
- curdle the blood
- make blood run cold
- make teeth chatter
- scare away
- scare off
- scare to death
- strike terror into
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