Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of alarm.
  • adj. Having an alarm fitted.
  • adj. Worried; anxious; panicky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Aroused to vigilance; excited by fear of approaching danger; agitated; disturbed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. experiencing a sudden sense of danger

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His expression alarmed me, but also provoked my curiosity.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • The title alarmed a number of peace activists who were worried that Gregory, a research analyst at the

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • I think what has your daughter so alarmed is the recent spate of violent crime in the northern Baja corridor (Tijuana to San Quintin) that was directed at tourists.

    California Crossings

  • Looking at John, something fixed and distant in his expression alarmed him.

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

  • And his name alarmed the medium exceedingly, that she commenced to cry, and also all her acquaintances were very much excited.

    Secret Enemies of True Republicanism

  • After a short period the friend who had presented Captain --, alarmed for my safety, and actuated by a liberal wish to defend me from the artifice of his associate, waited on my mother, and, after some hesitation, informed her that my lover was already married! that he had a young and amiable wife in a sister kingdom, and that he apprehended some diabolical stratagem for the enthralment of my honour.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

  • Fred Gunter, owner of Exkursion, said the call alarmed him and his wife, because they still are jittery about the fire 11 years ago.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • I didn’t mean to scare you, he said, his eyes studying her, his expression alarmed.

    The First Evil

  • The tone in which the candidate cited my friend's name alarmed me, so I went to my computer to run a search of what happened.

    Ryan McDermott: A Hero Remembered

  • All she could see was their eyes, and the expression seemed alarmed by the cold, made desperate by the wind and the freezing temperatures.

    Brooklyn

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