from The Century Dictionary.
- In a startling manner; surprisingly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a startling manner.
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- adverb In a
startlingmanner; in a manner that startles; surprisingly; shockingly.
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- adverb in a startling manner
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The new stories take up the theme of exile, but express it in startlingly different ways.
Millicent's distant voice, fresh and strong and pure in the night, chanted the word startlingly to the first notes of a phrase from the Jewel Song.
While it’s the director’s and actors’ jobs to realize what’s on the page, great screenwriters deliver a vision that illustrates everything — from plot to characterization — in startlingly few words.
Hammond defended the extra £800m as "startlingly" worthwhile on the grounds that it will eventually generate £25bn as the line serves millions more people.
Deena 9:38 pm: I think that it worked at the time because it was kind of startlingly new.
Don Fabrizio thought the picture "startlingly" like the original.
On top of all of that, she's having the kind of startlingly realistic sex fantasies about Franklin that one gets after ingesting a vampire's blood, like we've seen with Sookie and Lafayette.
He said the voting system was "startlingly" decentralised.
That made up title came startlingly close to the real name of one of my family members.
Telling the simultaneous (and startlingly parallel) stories ofthe legendary architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and one of the nineteenth century's most nefarious serial killers, this thrilling and meticulously researched book is as suspenseful as any fictive whodunit.