alarmingly alarmingly  /ə ˈlɑr mɪŋ li/


  • (adv) in an alarming manner


  1. One day after fighting between the Iraqi government and Shi'ite militias escalated alarmingly, anti-American militia chieftain Moqtada al-Sadr extended an olive branch.
  2. The ranks of the destitute are growing quietly but alarmingly as much of the world focuses on troubles surrounding Wall Street.


  1. Why PRISM Matters: Your Data, Your Responsibility

    Coming to terms with cloud services involves a conceptual leap: moving your organization's infrastructure, and more alarmingly, your organization's data, from your direct control to someone else's control. But for many organizations, especially smaller enterprises, moving to the cloud can actually have security benefits. A cloud service provider like Microsoft that self reports against the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Nigella Lawson Allegedly Grabbed by Throat by Husband Charles Saatchi, Police Investigating

    Things seemed to have gotten alarmingly heated for Nigella Lawson—and it had nothing to do with a steaming kitchen. British authorities are investigating an alleged incident that...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS: Church attendance is waning, but why?

    American church attendance is changing. Perhaps that’s not so obvious in your place of worship, but I assure you, it’s alarmingly clear in the nation’s mainline denominational churches, Protestant and
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Savage Pacer


  1. Its chairman, Conservative Edward Leigh, said the MoD was "alarmingly ill-informed about the extent to which reservists are fit enough to deal with the rigours of front-line service".
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Edward Leigh Source: Sky News

  2. "The Internet is one of the greatest technological advances of our time, but it also makes it alarmingly easy for sexual predators to find and contact children," US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in a prepared statement. "The Think...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Alberto Gonzales Source: InformationWeek

  3. "I feel it is a real shame that children act like adults at an alarmingly early age," Wilson told Britain's Times newspaper. "Parents need to take a stand, to tell their children, 'I don't care if everyone else in the class is allowed to do...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Jacqueline Wilson Source: ABC News

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