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  • n  fear resulting from the awareness of danger
  • n  a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  • n  an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  • n  a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
  • v  fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  • v  warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
    The empty house alarmed him

  • A new kind of burglar alarm, just patented last week, has already put a crimp in the burglar business.
  • What thief has ever been deterred by those unendurable car alarms? They're a crime in themselves.
  • When I asked if these alarms meant chemicals had been detected, I was told that the chemical alarms had malfunctioned.
News & Articles

  • Alarm not raised with pot smokers, police say
    A burglar alarm at a Treadwell Street home led police to two men they say were inside the residence toking away on marijuana.
    June 20, 2013 - The Times and Democrat
  • 2-alarm fire breaks out at Whitehaven apartment complex
    A two-alarm fire that raged Thursday morning in Whitehaven is now under control, according to the Memphis Fire Department.
    June 20, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • Alarm monitoring costs to rise
    Indian Hill residents will pay more to participate in an alarm-monitoring program linking homes to the police department as the village makes upgrades that include replacing radio equipment based on 1970s technology.
    June 20, 2013 - The Cincinnati Enquirer

  • Joe Lieberman in AFP
    When others were silent, John McCain had the judgment to sound the alarm about the mistakes we were making in Iraq,said Lieberman, lauding McCain for being an early advocate of the troop surge. "When others wanted to retreat in defeat from...
  • Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi in New Zealand Herald
    Thankfully the alarm sounded on the radio and gave people time to climb to higher ground. But not everyone escaped,said Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, adding that two children en route to hospital were swept away.
  • Mitch McConnell in Christian Science Monitor
    The alarm bells on our nation's fiscal condition have now become a siren,Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell said. "If anyone has any doubts that this burden on future generations is unsustainable, they're gone."

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