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  • “Do what?” he asked, half-startled and half-irritated by my words and manner.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • He glanced behind him, and was only half-startled to find both Dax and Gordek so close that he bumped them with his shoulder when he turned.

    ARMAGEDDON SKY

  • He looked up, half-startled, his face beaming with smiles.

    How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

  • Captain Verenski's Oriental features had a half-startled, half-puzzled look.

    The Highest Treason

  • Duncan demanded, half-startled by her ready acquiescence.

    The Last Woman

  • At that moment Mr. Clifton turned towards me a half-startled, half-triumphant look.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

  • She stole frequent, half-startled glances at her blue satin-shod feet and even pinched a fold of her chiffon gown between her fingers to feel if it were real.

    Marjorie Dean, High School Freshman

  • I was silent, half-startled; then, counting up the years on my fingers,

    Stories by Foreign Authors: Italian

  • As the porter had bundled her into the carriage, the man in the corner had raised a pair of deep-set blue eyes, looked at her for a moment with a half-startled glance, and then, with the barest flicker of a smile, had let his eyes drop once more upon his writing-pad.

    The Splendid Folly

  • Constance smiled with shy sweetness at Mary and Mary returned the smile, but in her blue eyes there flashed a sudden, half-startled expression, which neither Constance nor Marjorie noted.

    Marjorie Dean High School Sophomore

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