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  • n. Plural form of startle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of startle.

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Examples

  • He makes no answer, but his expression startles me.

    A Modern Utopia

  • The broadest bridge is the Alexandre III Bridge in Paris, at least it looks the broadest, while the narrowest bridge, without a shadow of doubt, is the bridge that was built by ants in the moon; if the phrase startles you remember it is only in a novel by Wells.

    On Something

  • The minute lengthens into ten, and another call startles us.

    The Mind and Its Education

  • "Even his name startles one; I hardly know what to think of him.

    Heart and Science A Story of the Present Time

  • “If a name startles your Grace, you may call it vengeance — vengeance on the cabal of councillors, who have ever countermined you, in spite of your wit and your interest with the

    Peveril of the Peak

  • "If a name startles your Grace, you may call it vengeance -- vengeance on the cabal of councillors, who have ever countermined you, in spite of your wit and your interest with the King.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • In the gloom and pain of my sleepless nights, I literally began to think it possible that a fiendish nature might supplant the human condition, and that the work before my eyes was merely an anticipation of those terrors, which to name startles the imagination and wrings the heart.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • Then rose a sound of dread, such as startles the sleeping encampments

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • Then rose a sound of dread, such as startles the sleeping encampments630

    Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie

  • Then rose a sound of dread, such as startles the sleeping encampments 630

    Evangeline with Notes and Plan of Study

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