Alarm-bell sentence example

alarm-bell
  • The same afternoon the guards in the streets and on the ramparts were doubled; on the following morning the gates of the city were closed, powder and bullets were distributed among the city train-bands, who were bidden to be in readiness when the alarm bell called them, and cavalry was massed on the environs of the city.
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  • For his practical political service was to act as an alarm-bell.
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  • The lack of this basic human decency in their comments sent alarm bell ringing in my head.
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  • I sounded an alarm bell against resurgent Japanese nationalism some years ago.
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