"I didn't mean to startle you," he said.
Selyn wrenched the door open fast enough to startle Deidre.
You'll startle him and then he'll be killed.
"I...didn't mean to startle everyone," Edith said.
Like Jean Hardouin he got to believe that a great deal of what is called classical literature was compiled by anonymous authors at a much later date, and he used frequently to startle his colleagues, the Gustavian academicians, by his audacious paradoxes.
The changes in his mate were new enough to startle him sometimes, but she was without a doubt his mate.
The very first verses in the book startle the reader by their exaggerations, e.g.
It was not only to startle and impress the world that he paraded his eccentricities of splendour.
either amongst those Jews who looked to the coming of a Messiah or, Such a view on the part of men who knew Arabic infinitely better than the most accomplished European Arabist will ever do, may well startle us.
While she may provoke a startle response from your garden visitors, an Argiope at your garden gate is a sentry, protecting you and your garden plants from wasps, mosquitos, aphids, grasshoppers, and several other pests.
"No!" he answered, loud enough to startle Cynthia who quickly turned her head to him.
Normal levels of noise startle the baby to an abnormal degree.
How we controlled ourselves sufficiently as not to gasp and startle Howie awake, I don't know.
Body movements may occur such as brief arm or leg movement or a startle reflex.
scurrying mouse could easily startle an elephant and may cause it to rear up.
startle the horses!
This conclusion may startle us with our generally received notions of the whole nation as exiled.
481, 482) would startle those who imagine that sanitation is a peculiarly modern science.
The word coming so close upon the sensation of cold water rushing over her hand seemed to startle her.
A sudden scurrying mouse could easily startle an elephant and may cause it to rear up.
We want everyone to enjoy their time on the Trail, and you do n't want to startle the horses !
For instance, in some cases, an infant will startle easily at a sudden, loud noise.
The Moro reflex: Also known as the "startle" reflex, this happens when an infant hears a sudden loud noise or feels that he's falling.
For this reasom, she may startle at loud sounds.
Many small dogs are naturally shy about large, unknown objects and may startle easily, giving them the tendency to struggle and slip out of collars and other restraints.
Yelling or screaming "No" can startle your pet so much that he fails to connect it directly to his offense.
Your tug should only be hard enough to startle her and disrupt the behavior.
This should startle him enough to interrupt the barking without harming him.
The objective is to startle the dog into realizing that he is playing too rough.
However, be careful, you can make someone fall in a shower if you startle him or her too much.
You may even startle a few of your friends if they are not expecting to see lenses when they look into your eyes.
If you startle or somehow aggravate a bear and it attacks, play dead.
Moro reflex-A startle response in a newborn, characterized by spreading the arms with the palms up and fingers flexed; the reflex usually disappears by two months of age.
The Moro reflex (or startle reflex) occurs when an infant is lying in a supine position and is stimulated by a sudden loud noise that causes rapid or sudden movement of the infant's head.
The audiologist observes startle responses and motor reflex changes in the child as various noisemakers are employed to elicit these responses.
While the cost of an Oreck air purifier may startle you, you can't put a price on the benefit of fresh, clean air in your home or workspace.
A more soothing alarm clock can wake you up gently, allowing you to go to sleep safe in the knowledge that the alarm will not startle you out of your slumbers.
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