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- adj. Extremely shocked.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of startle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
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His expression startled her, the blaze in his eyes—they were full of faith in her, of confidence in her abilities.
The mention of their name startled Frank and Joe out of their trance.
Izabel choked out a laugh, her expression startled.
Hearing the voice of Cray, the Grissom’s Andorian chief of security, calling her name startled Katerina Mueller, and she dropped her hydrospanner.
This again startled the creature, and Conan used the opportunity to kick it away.
"Hello, what's that?" he demanded in startled surprise.
They watched each other closely after that, and faced about in startled fright whenever either passed behind the other's back.
She had been accustomed to landing them up to nine and ten inches, and the screech of the reel when the big one was hooked caused her to cry out in startled surprise.
A pint-sized version of the Tyrannosaurus rex, with similarly powerful legs, razor-sharp teeth and tiny arms, roamed China some 125 million years ago, said scientists who remain startled by the discovery.
For me, what's left when you're no longer startled is what's worthwhile.
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