How to use Startling in a sentence
A startling surprise was at hand.
I'll let you know if we find any startling revelations.
Howie jumped on Betsy, startling us.
Suddenly the startling news reached Worms that Luther had disappeared, no one knew where.
Knox gives us no information as to how this startling change in himself was brought about.Advertisement
While I waited for my, wife's return I sifted through the startling news she'd told me.
His measures were drastic and their success was startling and the government made him an official of the first rank and restored him to his place in the grand council.
It opens with a startling reversal of the common estimates of happiness and misery.
Go there! she yelled, startling everyone.
In this may be found the germ of the startling modern discoveries in parasitic diseases.Advertisement
Dean tossed aside the map and papers and flopped down on the living room sofa, startling Mrs. Lincoln.
Startling as such words are, it is perhaps still more startling to find how frequently and naturally, in the highest society, ladies were degraded by personal violence.
The result was a startling proof of 1823.
The global appeal of restorative justice is truly startling.
A sudden breeze whistled through the trees over them, startling the horses.Advertisement
History, Poetry, Mythology!--I know of no reading of another's experience so startling and informing as this would be.
In time, however, he perceives that behind the fantastic garb of language there is an earnest and vigorous mind, an imagination that harbours fire within its cloudy folds, and an insight into the mysteries of spiritual life which is often startling.
It seems that we have to suppose that the vasifactive tissue of Arthropoda can readily take the form of air-holding instead of blood-holding tubes, and that this somewhat startling change in its character has taken place independently in several instances - viz.
Not twenty years after Luther's defiance of the pope, the startling thesis " that all that Aristotle taught was false " was prosperously maintained by the youthful Ramus before the university of Paris; and almost contemporaneously the group of remarkable thinkers in Italy who heralded the dawn of modern physical science - Cardanus, Telesio, Patrizzi, Campanella, Bruno - began to propound their Aristotelian theories of the constitution of the physical universe.
But the potato famine and the repeal of the Corn Laws, occurring almost simultaneously, caused an immediate and startling diminution in the number of smaller holdings.Advertisement
The members live in community, and each pays his own expenses, having the usufruct of his private means - a startling innovation on the monastic vow of poverty.
One of the most startling discoveries of the decade 1890-1900 was the fact that a number of forms are devoid of both gills and lungs, and breathe merely by the skin and the buccal mucose membrane (20).
As for the composition of the Macedonian population, the Turkish commissary 's statements were startling.
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The everyday drudgery with which it presents its startling story is actually rather involving.Advertisement
There are protests and tempers flares into a startling climax with Whitaker shooting the prisoner.
Based on the author's personal diary, the book has a startling immediacy which is complemented by reflections matured over three decades.
The first, maintained by Tom Willis is named, with startling originality 'The Pyramid ' .
Have a nasal polyp all each one startling reminder of license to harrah's.
At one point, the white stone portico of a cemetery appeared out of the darkness, startling me.
I am not going to introduce any startling reforms, nor in any way attempt to make trouble... .
He was also the father of the late Terence Cuneo, the distinguished British Artist whose career bore a startling resemblance to his own.
Nick presents some startling revelations which will simply blow you away.
At last he found a safe retreat in Egypt, where he became the setter forth of strange and startling doctrines.
Suddenly there was a startling flash of brilliant white lightning; thunder rolled and boomed out.
The particulars of the proceedings of Governor Endecott and the magistrates of New England as given in Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers (see below) are startling to read.
It was considered permissible to speculate somewhat vaguely on the subject of the utility of this or that startling variety of structure; but few attempts, though some of great importance, were made systematically to explain by observation and experiment the adaptation of organic structures to particular purposes in the case of the lower animals and plants.
The events of 1789 and the startling success of his younger brother, Marie-Joseph, as political playwright and pamphleteer, concentrated all his thoughts upon France.
The second volume of the translation, completing the historical books, published in 1797, found no more friendly reception; but this circumstance did not discourage him from giving forth in 1800 the volume of Critical Remarks on the Hebrew Scriptures, which presented in a somewhat brusque manner the then novel and startling views of Eichhorn and his school on the primitive history and early records of mankind.
The appearance, in September 1604, of a new star in the constellation Serpentarius afforded him indeed an opportunity, of which he eagerly availed himself, for making an onslaught upon the Aristotelian axiom of the incorruptibility of the heavens; but he continued to conform his public teachings in the main to Ptolemaic principles, until the discovery of a novel and potent implement of research in the shape of the telescope placed at his command startling and hitherto unsuspected evidence as to the constitution and mutual relations of the heavenly bodies.
The lack of details and specifics, considering the importance of the issue and its ramifications for the future, is quite startling.
I am not going to introduce any startling reforms, nor in any way attempt to make trouble....
In that case, why do you feel seventies horror was so startling and original?
The slew of horror movies that has been thrown onto the screen are not about truly scaring the audience, but only startling them.
But a couple of startling strikes from Martin Carruthers and Steve Torpey inside nine first-half minutes wiped the smirks off Swansea faces.
Even without the title, the track is startling, with martial trumpets, drums and wordless vocals creating an amazing atmosphere.
I expect the newspaper to be issuing a mea culpa any day now for the startling inconsistencies in its most recent article.
Now if that wasn't startling enough, it had four cats all dressed up inside it!!
The sight of these animals is so startling that they attract attention wherever they go.
A feminine yet startling look, a tainted fairy is a fun alternative for the Halloween season.
The color is slightly muted, but no less startling in appearance.
They also run the risk of startling some guests with very traditional expectations.
After some startling photos appeared in tabloids, fans began to wonder what happened to Marie Osmond's face.
Head collars work on different principles and are more comfortable for both the animal and the owner, despite a startling resemblance to muzzles.
In modern stories, the dog often appears unexpectedly in the road, startling unsuspecting motorists.
Her inspirations from Byzantine and Baroque jewelry are evident, and the startling juxtaposition of bold, chunky looks with feminine elegance are loved just as much today as when they were first introduced.
Even more startling, most of those pesticides are ineffective in treating the plant itself and are released into the environment.
This symptom, while startling, may be caused by fluctuating hormones affecting the nerve tissue.
This recurring dream is usually startling, often to the point of being frightening or nightmarish.
The effect is at once startling, captivating, and thetrical; anyone who sees them is sure to do a double take!
Freaky eye contacts are an example of a startling fashion accessory.
At once vivid and understated, this is a startling look.
Riders can expect some sudden changes of direction, however, and the pitch black enclosure makes the ride startling even for experienced riders.
With such startling variety in wines, it's no surprise Sonoma County is such a popular destination for wine lovers of all types.
The marketplace of 2011 is startling different from that of 2007 and 2008.
There is no pain when the water breaks, although it may be startling.
Soft, smooth voice quality is more comforting and soothing to infants than loud, startling, harsh voices.
The sound of the bamboo staves hitting each other and the ground is quite loud and startling, and implies danger to the dancers who prance in and out of the spaces created by the rhythmic pounding.
A natural hair color may be best if you don't want a startling change; keep the new shade within two or three hues from your base color.
Gone is the startling preference for the über-long extensions and tumbling waves cascading for miles down lithe backs.
Hair highlights or hair lowlights shades add dimension and richness to your style without a drastic change, or opt for a more startling look and choose a completely different hair color.
Picking a startling and appropriate vampire costume for your child can be accomplished by examining the elements of these dark, spooky costumes.
Black diamonds can be found in very exclusive designs, often paired with colorless stones for a startling contrast.
Available in a range of luxurious hues and color overtones, these smooth gems make startling engagement rings that highlight the rarity of the couple's love with the rarity of a superb gem.
Two tone engagement rings can provide not only a classic diamond, but also a startling ring design where the metal itself is unique and worthy of notice.
It is, in fact, a delicate balance of brown and yellow perfectly blended with startling clarity, with shades ranging from a pale bubbly to rich cognac.
The sharp corners of the princess diamond shape are comparable to the sharpness of platinum's color, and the bright white metal offers a startling contrast to the deeply sparkling facets of a princess cut.
It's a startling look that compels the onlooker to want to see more.
The controversy is not likely to be resolved until a major and startling discovery is made.
Scoops are startling news bits, often released by the General Hospital publicity office or slipped to the fans via fan events and interviews.
Only the most daring body modification enthusiasts would go for such a startling mark.
Innovations such as sunrise alarm clocks have been designed for people who need to wake up at a given time in the morning, yet who find the loud ringing of an alarm startling.
Loud and startling alarms can also result in a disturbed night's sleep as people can awaken early "bracing" themselves for the alarm call.
As the number of cases each year continues to grow a startling change is starting to take place.
Because these essentials are so basic to fairy tales, deviations from the formula can be very entertaining because they are so startling and unexpected.
To make these characters come alive, a variety of Star Wars cast members have lent their special physical and vocal talents to creating startling and remarkable portrayals.
A door along the hallway ahead of her opened, startling her.
The cave closed behind her, startling her.
She moved like a somnambulist, so trance-like Dean hesitated to speak for fear of startling her.
His back was towards her, the expanse of golden skin stretched over bulging muscles startling her.
Dean walked up to the open driver's side window, startling the man behind the wheel, mid-bite in his hamburger.
Just as they reached the outside and were nearly at the parking lot, Fred let out a yell, startling the dickens out of Dean.
The night ripped in two with another scream, startling her so bad that she dropped the flashlight.
The sequel was startling.
Essays and Reviews (1860) was a vehement announcement of scientific results - startling English conservatism awake for the first time.
The great deposits of sculpture and pottery now unearthed, representing all that escaped from the ravages of the Persians and the burning of the ancient shrines, afford a startling revelation of the development of Greek art in the 7th and 6th centuries.
The quiet expression of these startling ideas is more remarkable than their adoption; for smaller artists live on still more startling ideas; but most remarkable of all is the presentation of Parsifal, both in his foolishness and in the widsom which comes to him through pity.
Spanish rule, however, came unexpectedly to an end by the retrocession of Louisiana to France in 1800; and French dominion gave way in turn in 1803 - as the result of a chain of events even more unexpected, startling, and for the United States fortunate - to the rule of the last-named country.
Throughout the operation of increasing the focal length, the resolving power of the instrument, which depends only upon the aperture, remains unchanged; and we thus arrive at the rather startling conclusion that a telescope of any degree of resolving power might be constructed without an object-glass, if only there were no limit to the admissible focal length.
The scenery in this mountain region is of the most varied description; bare precipitous hill-sides seamed with dry, rocky watercourses give place with almost startling rapidity to fertile slopes, terraced literally for thousands of feet.
The startling successes of the French produced a revolution among the Dutch people, who naturally turned for help to the scion of the house of Orange.
If we go back in imagination to the beginning of the Victorian era and ask what was then known of the history of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Asia Minor, we find ourselves confronted with a startling paucity of knowledge.
It is held, however, that the startling discrepancies are not so difficult to explain as may appear at first sight.
It is the startling contrast of the Herati oasis with the vast expanse of comparative sterility that encloses it which has given such a fictitious value to the estimates of the material wealth of the valley of the Hari Rud.
When the larvae are disturbed the similarity is produced with startling suddenness by the telescopic contraction of the anterior segments in such a manner as to suggest a triangular, pointed head with two large dorsal eyes.
This startling victory of the Social Democracy, though to a certain extent discounted by the dissensions between the two wings of the party which were revealed at the congress at Dresden in the same year, was in the highest degree disconcerting to the government; but in the actual manipulation of the Reichstag it facilitated the work of the chancellor by enabling him to unite the other groups more readily against the common enemy.
This inconsistency, though startling at first sight, is probably more apparent than real.
It is, however, unquestionably true, that as a startling protest against measures" to silence,"in Jefferson's words," by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of our agents,"they served, in this respect, a useful purpose; and as a counterblast against Hamiltonian principles of centralization they were probably, at that moment, very salutary; while even as pieces of constitutional interpretation it is to be remembered that they did not contemplate nullification by any single state, and, moreover, are not to be judged by constitutional principles established later by courts and war.
There is the widest and most startling variety of local climates.
In pieces such as Liszt's " Poemes symphoniques," Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne (1848-1856), after a poem by Victor Hugo, and Die Ideale (1853-1857), after a poem by Schiller, the hearer is bewildered by a series of startling orchestral effects which succeed one another apparently without rhyme or reason.
The outcome of the Committee's work was the great Protest, signed by 1500 bishops, priests and leading laymen, in which the loyalty of Catholics to the crown and constitution was strenuously affirmed and the ultramontane point of view repudiated in the startling declaration, " We acknowledge no infallibility in the pope."
Marconi applied a modified and improved form of Branly's wave detector in conjunction with a novel form of radiator for the telegraphic transmission of intelligence through space without wires, and he and others developed this new form of telegraphy with the greatest rapidity and success into a startling and most useful means of communicating through space electrically without connecting wires.
Thus the satires were published at different intervals, and for the most part composed between loo and 130, but the most powerful in feeling and vivid in conception among them deal with the experience and impressions of the reign of Domitian, occasionally recall the memories or traditions of the times of Nero and Claudius, and reproduce at least one startling page from the annals of Tiberius.
The startling and romantic changes of earlier years long ago gave way to normal municipal problems and ordinary municipal routine.
In England the new philosophy had broken with time-honoured beliefs more completely than it had done even in France; Hobbes was more startling than Bacon.
The result has been the development within the Established Church of a most startling diversity of doctrine and ritual practice, varying from what closely resembles that of the Church of Rome to the broadest Liberalism and the extremest evangelical Protestantism.
The Apostolic Fathers say nothing about Simon Magus, but with Justin Martyr we get startling developments.
Assuming this, and rejecting the evidence of the 1476 chronicle as an interpolation and full of mistakes, and that of the song as not proved to have been in existence before 1531, Herr Burkli comes to the startling conclusion that the phalanx formation of the Austrians, as well as the name and act of Winkelried, have been transferred to Sempach from the fight of Bicocca, near Milan (April 27, 1522), where a real leader of the Swiss mercenaries in the pay of France, Arnold Winkelried, reall y met his death in very much the way that his namesake perished according to the story.
The discrepancy between this and the other Grail romances is most startling.
Further, a system of granting monopolies and other privileges had again sprung up. Many of these grants embodied some scheme which was intended to serve the interests of the public, and many actions which appear startling to us were covered by the extreme protectionist theories then in vogue.
The Johannine Gospel and Epistles are later than Paulinism, and presuppose its leading or less startling positions.
Moderns will question the possibility of asserting Bible infallibility a priori; but it is more really startling and noteworthy that Abelard should preserve a living sense of fallibility outside the Bible.
The social and political influence of this intellectual improvement among the various communities of the empire soon made itself felt, and had much to do with the startling success of the constitutional revolution carried out, under the direction of the Committee of Union and Progress, in the autumn of 1908.
The command which his idiosyncrasies had upon him is shown, for example, by reproachful speeches on the treatment of Ireland, and by a startling harangue on behalf of the Chartists, at a time when such irregularities could but damage him, a new man, where he hoped for influence and office.
These views were enforced by a startling yet strictly accurate representation of the state of things in the factory districts at that time.
The cell phone rang, its jangling tune startling her out of her thoughts.
The reaction of the American public to the invasion of Iraq reveals a startling ambivalence to war in contemporary times.
The existence of a measurable cardinal also implies some slightly startling things about sets of integers in the constructible universe.
They permitted themselves startling liberties when any one caressed them, crowding themselves almost into one's arms and helping themselves without ceremony to kisses, apparently unconscious of the impropriety of their conduct.
When the warmer days come, they who dwell near the river hear the ice crack at night with a startling whoop as loud as artillery, as if its icy fetters were rent from end to end, and within a few days see it rapidly going out.
The unexpected news of the French having crossed the Niemen was particularly startling after a month of unfulfilled expectations, and at a ball.
After a startling recovery the young rapper once again got to work and caught the attention of Eminem and Dr. Dre, signing with the hip-hop legends in 2000.
I grabbed him by the arm, startling him.
Gregory of Nyssa's untrustworthy panegyric represents him as having wrought miracles of a very startling description; but nothing related by him comes near the astounding narratives given in the Martyrologies, or even in the Breviarium Romanum, in connexion with his name.
The most startling declaration of the manifesto was that if Spain should refuse to sell " after we have offered a price for Cuba far beyond its present value," and if Cuba, in the possession of Spain, should seriously endanger " our internal peace and the existence of our cherished Union," then " by every law, human and divine, we shall be justified in wresting it from Spain if we have the power."
The startling saying, " Blessed are ye poor," followed by the woe pronounced upon the rich, might seem like a condemnation of the very principle of property; and when the Christian Church had come to be organized as a society containing rich and poor, the heart of the saying was felt to be more truly and clearly expressed in the words, " Blessed are the poor in spirit."
The change in the use of particles and the comparative rarity of the definite article form, together with the startling divergence in vocabulary, the chief ground of our perplexity" (Church Quarterly Review, 1903, pp. 428 seq.).