Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an alarming manner; with alarm; in a manner or degree to excite apprehension.
- adv. In an alarming way, frighteningly.
- adv. Causing fear or concern.
- adv. To an extent that causes alarm.
- adv. in an alarming manner
- alarming + -ly (Wiktionary)
“This "communication" process is described in alarmingly capacious terms that make it clear Blizzard has the option of examining your PC's hard drive anytime it wants.”
“I agree with Bob that working on an editorial project like the Archive forces (not too strong a word) you to think about representation in alarmingly particular and general ways.”
“She leaned forward, her expression alarmingly earnest.”
“Opposition parties in the Gauteng legislature on Monday called on premier Mathole Motshekga to suspend housing MEC Dan Mofokeng, because of what they termed alarmingly high levels of maladministration, bribery, corruption and intimidation in his department.”
“While film can body forth its frightening characters in alarmingly tangible ways – who didn’t flinch at the utter psychopathic conviction of Joe Pesci in Goodfellas – books just don’t operate in the same way.”
“Early morning recordings at Fukushima Daiichi topped out at a radiation exposure level that nuclear experts called alarmingly high but later fell to a level of 60 microsieverts per hour, a level that still requires limiting exposure, according to experts.”
“Friends recall the alarmingly self-confident young man sitting at the breakfast table, proudly announcing that one day he would lead the Conservative Party.”
“Towns with 80-100 pollution index were termed alarmingly polluted, those between 70-80 were critically polluted and ones in the 60-70 category were severely polluted.”
“I know that in good times, I possess a small, fleeting shrapnel of intelligence and I know, despite my tendencies to look kind of alarmingly gigantic and manly in photos, that I don't break mirrors.”
“Omar's statement earlier that the situation on the Cape Flats had deteriorated "alarmingly".”
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