“The days went on, with plenty of what Shakespeare called alarums and excursions in the neighbourhood of the great fort, the enemy being constantly making desultory attacks, but only to find Graves's boys and”
“If the Royalists had, in truth, 'reckoned on 8000 in the North,' or if York had been in danger, soldiers, and not 'alarums' would have been sent into Yorkshire.”
“The scene,' says Spedding, 'does not change; but' alarums 'are heard, and afterwards a' retreat, 'and on the same field over which that great army has this moment passed, fresh and full of hope, re-appears, with tidings that all is lost, the same man who last left the stage to follow and fight in it. [”
“Concentrating sufficient forces for a cross-channel invasion in 1943 would be exceedingly difficult, and the absence of any strategic consensus suggested that further “alarums and excursions” would arise.”
“Mr. Holder's voter ID alarums are one more reason he's earning a reputation for politicized, partial justice.”
“There were plenty of alarums and crises in Late Roman Britain that could conceivably have resulted in some or all of a fort garrison leaving their base, temporarily or permanently.”
“Certainly we need now to recognise that we have not won a general election and that there is still a long road ahead with many alarums and excursions along the way and lots of hard work.”
“Various alarums and excursions about layoffs in LJ-land.”
“Wade Tillett's piece is but one of a series of alarums to which we should pay heed.”
“I'd take any "small guys going out of business" alarums with a grain of salt.”
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