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startled

startled Sentence Examples

  • His voice startled her.

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  • She gave a startled laugh.

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  • He looked startled for a moment, and then composed himself.

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  • He was standing close and she was startled by a desire to be swept into his arms again.

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  • At Adrienne's startled expression, Rachel laughed.

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  • We were startled by the ring of my cell phone.

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  • She coughed to cover her startled laugh.

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  • Awhile later, the sound of furniture crashing against the tile floor startled her, and she sat up from where she'd been dozing in front of the TV.

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  • Startled, he jumped to his feet, dropping the umbrella.

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  • You just startled me.

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  • The boy was startled and his eyes were big.

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  • She blinked rapidly, startled by the sensations going through her.

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  • When no one did, she crossed to the door and opened it, startled by who stood before.

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  • At Mary's startled look, she was afraid she had stepped over the line.

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  • Carmen accepted the hug and stepped back, startled to silence.

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  • Startled by the bond, she stopped.

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  • Deidre whirled, startled at how quickly he appeared.

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  • She followed his gaze as he put her down to determine what had startled him.

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  • Her question startled me with its frankness.

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  • The cry startled those around her, and she glanced back at the kid, who stared in her direction.

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  • They appeared in the quiet living room, turning at the startled gasp.

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  • Startled, Damian stared at her.

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  • Suddenly he was startled by a noise close by him.

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  • Startled, Bianca turned to face the doorway, recognizing the petite blonde woman who saved her from Dusty's bullet in Talon's garage.

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  • He woke up and looked round for a while with a startled expression, unable to realize where he was.

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  • One night in the beginning of winter, before the pond froze over, about nine o'clock, I was startled by the loud honking of a goose, and, stepping to the door, heard the sound of their wings like a tempest in the woods as they flew low over my house.

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  • He stopped abruptly and turned, his expression clearly startled until he realized it was her.

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  • She caught her breath in a startled gasp of pain.

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  • Cade's tone was a little startled and a lot amused.

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  • The news startled her, and she wasn't sure why it made her feel … bummed.

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  • Without looking back, she dashed to the house, past a startled Sarah, and then to her room.

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  • For a moment she was too startled to do anything but stand there.

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  • Startled, Deidre's gaze went from the muscular legs to his face.

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  • The intense sensation startled her.

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  • Startled, she looked up.

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  • I found that it was as well for me to rest on my oars and wait his reappearing as to endeavor to calculate where he would rise; for again and again, when I was straining my eyes over the surface one way, I would suddenly be startled by his unearthly laugh behind me.

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  • I was startled by my wife's naked fear.

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  • One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir--thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.

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  • Her parents, next door at a neighborhood barbeque, were startled by a gun shot.

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  • That word startled my soul, and it awoke, full of the spirit of the morning, full of joyous, exultant song.

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  • After a startled look at Lisa, she turned on Giddon, a frown wrinkling her forehead.

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  • He tossed the car keys to Adrienne and met her startled gaze.

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  • A side-glance led her gaze to the startled eyes of Bordeaux.

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  • As it grew darker, I was startled by the honking of geese flying low over the woods, like weary travellers getting in late from Southern lakes, and indulging at last in unrestrained complaint and mutual consolation.

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  • Katie pushed herself up, startled by the stickiness on her hand.

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  • They continued to watch as the children began tossing small stones at their floating treasure, trying to halt its progress, when the sound of a horn startled them.

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  • One day, while she was out walking with her mother and Mr. Anagnos, a boy threw a torpedo, which startled Mrs. Keller.

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  • He looked startled for a second, and then the dimple appeared along with a twinkle in his eyes.

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  • Two sets of startled eyes turned on her.

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  • She turned, startled to find the man in front her of the same make and mold as Damian's men.

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  • She gave a startled squeal and fumbled on the unsteady ladder.

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  • Just before Howie was ready to give up, he was startled by a figure he'd not heard enter the house!

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  • She opened the door and the bright daylight in that previously darkened room startled her.

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  • He looked startled for a second, and then his eyes flashed, the brows furrowing into one.

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  • She spun at the voice, startled to see Mr. Checkmate, the man she'd met on the beach when she arrived at the Sanctuary the first time.

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  • She dropped her shirt, startled when Katie flung her arms around her in another tight hug.

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  • She withdrew, startled at the vacuuming of her power.

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  • She went back to her room, startled to find Gabriel there.

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  • Their eyes met for a moment... piercing blue eyes meeting startled green eyes in a battle of nerve.

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  • Cynthia was startled by the young girl's unusual tone and immediately regretted not being forthcoming.

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  • Toby's pattering stopped, and she looked up, startled to see a massive man a few feet away.

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  • She followed, startled, only to see a massive black bird the size of a pterodactyl coasting along the tops of the waves.

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  • Jim stopped abruptly, being startled and amazed.

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  • For a moment he looked as startled as she felt.

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  • Deidre stared at her then gave a startled laugh.

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  • At Carmen's startled gasp, he said he didn't think that was an issue because they brought him back quickly.

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  • "Of course; when it is four o'clock," she replied, with a laugh at his startled expression.

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  • Startled, she watched him dart towards Dusty.

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  • "Okay," she said, startled by his calm statement.

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  • When Dean saw the flashing lights behind him he was startled until he recognized the white Chevy Blazer, the sheriff's car, and his reaction turned from concern to a smile.

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  • Hearing this, Dorothy and the Wizard exchanged startled glances, for they remembered how often Eureka had longed to eat a piglet.

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  • Her eyes cracked open, and she was startled to see a petite blonde woman in dark jeans standing between them.

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  • Several people stopped to stare or skirt them as Rhyn padded through, and one startled gasp drew his attention briefly to a stairwell.

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  • He froze halfway down to the chair and stared at her, his startled gaze roving over her face.

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  • I went outside to see if I could help, But I startled him, and he gave a little yelp !

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  • Mrs. Marsh looked startled.

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  • She reread the message, startled.

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  • He didn't confront her, but he startled her.

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  • Deidre knocked then opened the door to their bedroom, startled.

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  • "You killed them?" she asked, startled.

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  • She picked her way through the first few steps, startled when he launched himself at a tree, clawed his way up, and bypassed the muddy section by leaping to the next tree.

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  • She bent down to pick up a yet unscathed pillow, startled to stand and see Rhyn had changed to his human form.

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  • Katie asked, startled to see the cowering healer in her room.

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  • "Kiki!" he called, ignoring the startled servants scampering away from him.

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  • "Who are you?" she demanded, startled.

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  • Gabriel.s voice startled her, and dread settled deeper into her stomach.

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  • Startled, she looked around twice.

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  • Kiera bounded away from him and flung her arms around Evelyn, who gave a startled laugh and hugged her back.

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  • She gave a startled cry, shot up from her seat, and swiped the creatures from her lap in one movement.

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  • Kiera watched him go, startled.

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  • A startled cry drew her attention, and she leaned to see past him.

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  • She took in the familiar dress and coloring of the men around her, startled to realize she did know where she was.

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  • Startled, she froze, watching the giant warriors fight until Leyon wrenched her forward.

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  • He set the timer for the explosions to start on the opposite side of the planet, startled when the first went off as soon as he gave the order.

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  • Evelyn asked after a startled pause.

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  • It was the sound of something falling, a chair perhaps, that startled him in his winter sleep.

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  • It startled him, as the lad had made no sound descending the stairs.

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  • Dean was startled to see a tear slide down the woman's cheek.

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  • Dean was startled by her sharpness, chastising himself for underestimating the young girl.

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  • A startled look appeared on her face, causing Dean and the others to turn toward the hall.

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  • Ryland was startled by the comment.

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  • Dean was startled by her appearance, not even sure at first who it was.

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  • Fred joined them from his room across the hall, a startled look on his face as he first noted the blonde hair.

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  • Cynthia must have finally slept because the noise in the hall startled her to full wakefulness, her husband as well.

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  • He peeked out and was startled by a white-clad specter on the stairs.

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  • The look on her face startled her husband.

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  • However, when the phone rang—one a reservation, the other a lengthy call for Fred from his current beloved—Cynthia jumped like a startled rabbit.

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  • Effie Quincy stepped into the room, startled when she saw Dean, sitting there in his bathrobe.

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  • Dean called to her and she turned, startled.

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  • Dean was startled by Weller's seriousness.

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  • Suddenly, Cynthia looked startled.

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  • He was startled by a voice below him, causing him to nearly lose his grasp with its closeness.

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  • She startled then cowered even deeper into the corner.

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  • No, a moment ago she had been startled by his uncharacteristic advance, but not frightened.

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  • She brought her elbow around into his ribs and the air escaped his lungs in a startled groan of protest.

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  • She parked in her assigned spot and emerged from the car, startled by the scores of personnel already present.

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  • Startled by his response, she mumbled an apology.

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  • She watched them go, startled to witness the men in Western uniforms that Elise had claimed to see.

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  • She gave a startled cry and fell back, barely escaping a hand trying to grab her.

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  • "What?" she asked, startled by another repeat of the words her Guardian had spoken to her.

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  • Dan said with a startled laugh.

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  • "This way," Gabriel's voice startled her.

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  • The name startled them.

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  • Fred's reaction startled Mrs. Lincoln from the sofa.

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  • She woke with a startled look on her face until she realized where she was.

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  • He munched on a leftover casserole some thoughtful neighbor had donated to poor hero Fred and was about to doze when the telephone startled Mrs. Lincoln from his lap.

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  • Dean was waiting for the sound of the coin dropping into the pay phone when he was startled to feel a hard object jammed in his rib cage and hear a voice say, Nice and easy, guy.

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  • He sent the son-of-a-bitch flying against the wall with a startled yelp.

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  • Before Dean could reply, the telephone rang for the third time, with a shrillness that startled them both.

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  • "You startled me," she said.

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  • Turning around, she met his startled gaze as she climbed up the hill.

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  • His startled look reminded her that the reverend was waiting for her answer.

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  • His voice startled her to the point that she squealed.

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  • The fork paused half way to his mouth, his startled gaze meeting hers.

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  • When Katie looked startled, she amended.

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  • When she rejoined Alex in the waiting room, he looked startled.

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  • Her proclamation startled them in to silence.

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  • Her hand fell away, and she sat on her bed, startled to see someone else was in the room.

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  • She gazed at the city around them, startled to see buildings collapsing everywhere she looked.

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  • Jenn released him and ran down the street, startled when the shaking ground knocked her down.

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  • Darian watched her, startled by her abruptness.

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  • She stirred after dawn, startled to see she'd slept so late.

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  • Clad in boxers, the startled Black God looked up from his computer.

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  • Jenn asked, startled as the Oracle pushed her aside to stand before Xander.

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  • He rolled, startled to see two people come through the gateway where no one had been before.

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  • Startled, he loosened his grip as he tried to snatch her arm and nearly dropped her.

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  • He watched, startled at the developments.

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  • "Spoken like a fool!" she managed, startled.

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  • His voice startled her out of her thoughts.

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  • Never again would she be startled by his sudden appearance in the garden, nor laugh at his gentle frolicking with the twins.

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  • He looked startled, his gaze fixed on her eyes.

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  • His head jerked around, expression startled.

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  • Gerald and Aaron both turned a startled look on Rob.

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  • Alondra shot a startled look at Carmen, but she said nothing.

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  • Alondra looked startled and gave Alex a pleading look.

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  • Senor turned a startled gaze on Alex.

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  • She looked startled and then started to cry.

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  • He looked startled and then bewildered.

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  • Sam shifted a startled gaze to Carmen.

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  • He ushered her away from a startled Uncle Guthrie to greet some newly arrived guests.

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  • She put the last candle in the cake and glanced up at her mother's startled face.

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  • He glanced up and met her startled gaze with eyes the color of fine amber - not brown, not yellow, but an indistinct mixture of both.

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  • At his startled expression, she softened the refusal with an explanation.

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  • With a startled gasp, she dashed into the cabin, struggling to shut the door against the rising wind.

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  • She lay limp in his arms, startled and afraid to respond - afraid the kiss meant nothing to him.

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  • A startled scream in the lobby was followed by a loud bang.

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  • It wasn't a request "Um, sure," she said, startled as much by the statement as the commanding delivery.

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  • Startled, Jessi almost laughed.

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  • Xander's low growl startled her.

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  • Startled by his interest, she looked towards the stairs.

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  • Gerry was covering up a laugh while Toni appeared startled.

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  • She crossed to his room, startled to see a woman in his bed that wasn't Toni.

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  • Her startled laugh surprised her.

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  • Startled by the confession, Jessi rested her elbows on the table and leaned forward.

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  • "He left that part out of our discussion," she said, startled.

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  • The quick reply startled Jessi.

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  • Jessi twisted, startled by his words.

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  • The international Conference which met at Constantinople towards the end of 1876 was, indeed, startled by the salvo of guns heralding the promulgation of a constitution, but the demands of the Conference were rejected, in spite of the solemn warnings addressed to the sultan by the Powers; Midhat Pasha, the author of the constitution, was exiled; and soon afterwards his work was suspended, though figuring to this day on the Statute-Book.

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  • the last days of 1876 was startled by the salvo of artillery which heralded the promulgation of a liberal constitution, not for the European provinces only, but for the whole empire, and the institution of a Turkish parliament.

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  • When in 1326 Louis of Bavaria saw the arrival in Nuremberg of the two authors of the book dedicated to him, startled by the boldness of their political and religious theories, he was at first inclined to treat them as heretics.

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  • In 1893, some years after the identification of the somites of Limulus with those of Scorpio, thus indicated, had been published, zoologists were startled by the discovery by a Japanese zoologist, Kishinouye (8), of a seventh prosomatic somite in the embryo of Limulus longispina.

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  • It was a direct attack upon the constitution which, to use the words of Istvan Szechenyi, first " startled the nation out of its sickly drowsiness."

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  • His attacks on the pilgrim caravans, begun in 1783 and constantly repeated, startled the Mahommedan world,' and compelled the attention of the sultan, as the nominal protector of the faithful.

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  • The blackbird is of a shy and restless disposition, courting concealment, and rarely seen in flocks, or otherwise than singly or in pairs, and taking flight when startled with a sharp shrill cry.

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  • We are startled to find him telling Tacitus of his interest in hunting the wild boar, but he is careful to add that, while the beaters were at work, he sat beside the nets and was busily taking notes, thus combining the cult of Minerva with that of Diana (i.

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  • Charles Albert no doubt was aware of this, but he never actually became a Carbonaro, and was surprised and startled when after the outbreak of the Neapolitan revolution of 1820 some of the leading conspirators in the Piedmontese army, including Count Santorre di Santarosa and Count San Marzano, informed him that a military rising was ready and that they counted on his help (2nd March 1821).

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  • This lizard when startled rises with the fore-legs off the ground and squats and runs on its hind-legs.

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  • The world was startled, however, on the 30th of September 1891 by hearing that he had committed suicide in a cemetery at Brussels by blowing out his brains on the grave of his mistress, Madame de Bonnemains (née Marguerite Crouzet), who had died in the preceding July.

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  • In 1866 the Russian embryologist Kowalewsky startled the zoological world with a minute account of the developmental changes of Ascidia, one of the Tunicata, 5 and it became evident that the affinities of that class were with the Vertebrata, whilst their structural agreements with Mollusca were only superficial.

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  • It was on an island off Savannah that Spangenberg startled John Wesley with his questions and profoundly influenced his future career.

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  • In the autumn the League resolved to raise -10o,000; an appeal was made to the agricultural interest by great meetings in the farming counties, and in November The Times startled the world by declaring, in a leading article, "The League is a great fact.

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  • Certain it is that as we read over these fragments we are somewhat startled by the predominance of the element of warning, and by the assertion of rules of conduct which seem almost inconsistent with a normal condition of settled social life.

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  • In the course of the year 6r Rome was startled by the news of a disaster in Britain.

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  • And looking back upon that course afterwards, he records with much complacency how his earliest St Andrews sermon built up a whole fabric of aggressive Protestantism upon Puritan theory, so that his startled hearers muttered, "Others sned (snipped) the branches; this man strikes at the root."

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  • Startled at such news he rose up, seizing the end of his outer robe, and hastened to the place where Gotama was, exclaiming, "Illustrious Buddha, why do you expose us all to such shame ?

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  • 1875 the country was suddenly startled at hearing that it had acquired a new position and assumed new responsibilities in Egypt by the purchase of the shares which the khedive of Egypt held in the Suez Canal.

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  • This paradox is violent, but it is quite in harmony with the spirit of Stoicism; and we are more startled to find that the Epicurean sage, no less than the Stoic, is to be happy even on the rack; that his happiness, too, is unimpaired by being restricted in duration, when his mind has apprehended the natural limits of life; that, in short, Epicurus makes no less strenuous efforts than Zeno to eliminate imperfection from the conditions of human existence.

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  • to excite startled attention.

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  • In the beginning of the 19th century de Wette startled the religious world by declaring that Deuteronomy, so far from being Mosaic, was not known till the time of Josiah.

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  • A sermon which he preached before the university in 1843, The Holy Eucharist a Comfort to the Penitent, so startled the authorities by the re-statement of doctrines which, though well known to ecclesiastical antiquaries, had faded from the common view, that by the exercise of an authority which, however legitimate, was almost obsolete, he was suspended for two years from the function of preaching.

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  • The first work which he edited was the Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum (1772-1776), in which his innovations on the established mode of criticism startled European scholars; for wherever it seemed to him that an obscure or difficult passage might be made intelligible and easy by a change of text, he did not scruple to make the necessary alterations, whether the new reading were supported by manuscript authority or not.

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  • Destiny stared up at Alex, obviously startled.

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  • The news startled her, and she wasn't sure why it made her feel … bummed.

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  • "I'm happy …" He paused as he turned, startled to see the Grey God without the scars that knotted his face the last time Jule saw him.

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  • Armed and ready, Jule Transported himself to the Guardians' local station, where he startled Rourk.

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  • His irritated honesty startled her enough that she started to laugh.

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  • "Gods, if I could send her home with that demon in your place, I -" "Gabriel!" she exclaimed, startled by his bitter emotion.

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  • Past-Death gave a startled laugh.

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  • He held the light away from her, but the burst of outrage had startled him.

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  • However, when the phone rang—one a reservation, the other a lengthy call for Fred from his current beloved—Cynthia jumped like a startled rabbit.

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  • She waited for more to his explanation.  He said nothing but followed a trail she couldn't see.  A startled bird with three wings darted with a squawk from a tree overhead.

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  • Even Teal's usually placid face wore a slightly startled expression.

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  • You could release a flock of startled geese into the cinema auditorium entirely unnoticed.

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  • This polarizing capability is what makes the tapetum the vivid blue which startled Ms Dacke.

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  • And suddenly in its depths, I heard a chirrup and the whirr of startled wings.

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  • crybout noon we were startled by sharp cries of agony, and looking round, I saw Owen writhing in the most horrible convulsions.

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  • Sonic does a startled rabbit impression while Roz grows bunny ears.

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  • These different worries drifted around their minds until Gordon gave a startled exclamation.

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  • He was so startled he dropped the crystal goblet to the floor.

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  • Move, Jo leaps out of the way looking like a startled rabbit caught in car headlamps.

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  • He was startled by a nightmare in which he saw a hyena chewing his leg.

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  • About an hour later Betty was startled by a loud knock at the door.

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  • If in a sheltered nook He's run to earth, he eyes the bold invader With startled look.

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  • startled the deer.

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  • startled rabbit caught in car headlamps.

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  • startled cry, and pointed upwards.

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  • startled eyes, they seem almost to have been caught in the act.

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  • startled expression.

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  • We were somewhat startled recently to see a " Springfield Scout " proclaimed on the cover of the American Rifleman.

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  • Even Teal'c's usually placid face wore a slightly startled expression.

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  • Ross will probably be more easily startled than normal.

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  • rather startled, I turned to see who had asked the question.

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  • Lost in a heavy sleep of which they had no memory, they were quite startled to be back in their cabin.

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  • Lucy was so startled, she ran off sobbing with fright but outside the bars, Beard Man just kept clicking on.

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  • startled when the door shuts.

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  • startled to discover that 3,200 investigations were shared by 300 children who go missing at least three times a year.

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  • startled to hear a shout from the street.

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  • startled to find myself still in the bed with no covers moved.

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  • startled to see sponges offered to runners at all the water stops.

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  • startled by strange noises in the chimney was shocked to discover a trapped owl.

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  • startled by strange sounds in the air which they trace to a cavern.

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  • The exuberant cry fades, stills, rises to an exultant roar and the creature bolts, startled by its own temerity.

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  • Again a startled look came over the somewhat vacuous face of Miss Mary Sutherland.

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  • They get no few startled looks from passers by as our snapper photographs them against the post-industrial wasteland of Central Sheffield.

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  • wolfish dogs were so startled by the whirr, that their spirits were roused to the mischievous point.

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  • One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her beam was yanked from the forgotten woodpile.

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  • I went outside to see if I could help, But I startled him, and he gave a little yelp!

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  • Now the country was at the mercy of the invaders, but, instead of advancing, they suddenly retreated and did not reappear for thirteen years, during which the princes went on quarrelling and fighting as before, till they were startled by a new invasion much more formidable than its predecessor.

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  • With perfect self-possession, which was not disturbed by the jeers that greeted some of his statements, and with the utmost simplicity, directness and force, he presented the argument against the corn-laws in such a form as startled his audience, and also irritated some of them, for it was a style of eloquence very unlike the conventional style which prevailed in parliament.

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  • The world was startled, however, on the 30th of September 1891 by hearing that he had committed suicide in a cemetery at Brussels by blowing out his brains on the grave of his mistress, Madame de Bonnemains (née Marguerite Crouzet), who had died in the preceding July.

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  • The lad was startled.

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  • "Why don't you speak, cousin?" suddenly shrieked the princess so loud that those in the drawing room heard her and were startled.

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  • Beside, he was curious to know what had startled the deer.

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  • They had reached the very wildest and most desolate portion of the pass when the girl gave a startled cry, and pointed upwards.

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  • Staring out at us with wide, startled eyes, they seem almost to have been caught in the act.

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  • He glanced over my shoulder with a startled expression.

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  • Rather startled, I turned to see who had asked the question.

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  • Lauren looks around the office and is startled when the door shuts.

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  • Police officers were then startled to discover that 3,200 investigations were shared by 300 children who go missing at least three times a year.

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  • She was startled to hear a shout from the street.

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  • I'd then wake up startled to find myself still in the bed with no covers moved.

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  • Reality: several years ago at the Paris Marathon, I was startled to see sponges offered to runners at all the water stops.

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  • A Bradwell resident startled by strange noises in the chimney was shocked to discover a trapped owl.

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  • They are startled by strange sounds in the air which they trace to a cavern.

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  • The four wolfish dogs were so startled by the whirr, that their spirits were roused to the mischievous point.

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  • The boisterous movements of the energetic young boys startled the baby.

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  • His arms and legs will extend away from his body, just as if he was startled.

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  • Place the box in an out-of-the-way place where the cat won't be startled or disturbed by other pets or members of your household.

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  • If you actually sit down and compose a budget you may be a bit startled to realize that you have no idea where a good chunk of your money goes every month.

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  • When you first view an empty dorm room, you may be a bit startled by how stark and plain it looks.

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  • Since you are low on sleep and in a heightened state of arousal, you may forget things you normally had no problem remembering and you may be startled easily.

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  • She needs to be startled at that instant.

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  • Casually ask a coworker to fetch you something out of the cabinet and watch for the startled look on his or her face.

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  • On the other side of the spectrum, severe narcolepsy can force a person into sleep abruptly and without warning, especially when startled or feeling a strong emotion.

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  • Special effect, or wicked, lenses are almost never the norm, so you'll be able to get a few startled gasps and second glances from anyone with whom you come in contact while you're wearing them.

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  • They usually occur in response to being startled, frightened, in pain, immunized, or injured, particularly after hitting the head.

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  • For example, some children are easily startled by sudden noises while others are less sensitive to them.

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  • Experts base this concept on the belief that when you rise from the bed you may be startled by your own reflection in the darkened TV screen.

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  • Many modern and advanced-thinking feng shui masters believe most people wouldn't be startled by their reflections and in fact, a few may even admire themselves in the very limited and obscure image a TV provides.

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  • If the fish, sharks, stingrays and other animals aren't startled by the presence of people, they are more likely to behave as they always do in their habitats, ensuring a natural experience for the observer and the animals alike.

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  • Startled, Alice follows the rabbit to see where he is going, and she falls into a very deep hole.

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  • Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress who works at Merlotte's Bar in Bon Temps, LA is startled and pleased to meet her first ever vampire: Bill Compton.

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  • Tara is startled to see how different her mother is.

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  • One startled soldier shoots a device out of Klaatu's hand.

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  • Modeling a strange landscape that haunts him in every pliable medium, he is startled to discover that the landscape is real; a strange geological structure called Devil's Tower, in Wyoming.

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  • The startled cry made him turn.

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