Definitions

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  • adjective Excessively alert, especially as a result of traumatic stress.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ alert

Examples

  • The Black Beast was just itching to get out, hyperalert to any pretext for provocation.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Flanked by wry uncle Nick and new scrutineer Karren Brady, here he was, glaring at the latest intake of pathologically immodest ninnies – the girls with their hyperalert rictuses and ironed hair, the boys affecting a steely tousledness borrowed from the suit pages of the Next catalogue.

    Rewind TV: The Apprentice; The Song of Lunch; The Genius of British Art

  • The Black Beast was just itching to get out, hyperalert to any pretext for provocation.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • The corridor to the chapel was pitch-dark, and as they made their way with flashlights, Jenn remained hyperalert for movement, for attack.

    Crusade

  • Nick glanced over at them, always hyperalert around strangers, body held ready to attack.

    The Demons Covenant

  • Or you may start to become hyperalert to sounds or smells.

    The Next Ten Minutes

  • He moved toward the door, his steps cautious, his skin snapping into hyperalert.

    My Soul to Keep

  • All my insecurities were on hyperalert, and it was like I was paralyzed by anxiety.

    Cross Rhodes

  • Or you may start to become hyperalert to sounds or smells.

    The Next Ten Minutes

  • He drove the rest of the way to the station on hyperalert, conscious of every turn and traffic signal.

    FALSE MERMAID

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