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.
"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.
The changes in his mate were new enough to startle him sometimes, but she was without a doubt his mate.
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 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.
"I...didn't mean to startle everyone," Edith said.
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.