- 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
- s experiencing a sudden sense of danger
- But they are not much different from the alarmed press comments that are now greeting Japan's continuing economic ventures.
- A threatening telephone call at midnight alarmed him: "Nigger, we are tired of you and your mess now.
- Filippo Rocchi became suddenly alarmed, aroused the Pope's Secret Chamberlains in a nearby room.
- David Cameron in Irish Times
Speaking during his first question time in the House of Commons as prime minister, David Cameron said he was "alarmed and shocked" by the shootings. "When lives and communities are suddenly shattered in this way, our thoughts should be with...
- Urban Meyer in New York Times (blog)
I didn't want anyone alarmed,Meyer said. "And I think at some point, whether you're a football coach, whether you're a lawyer or whatever, you think at some point there would be a lot of respect for families involved and children and...
- Richard Blumenthal in Boston Globe (registration)
I am alarmed by recent studies confirming that BPA leaches from these products into the foods they hold,Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said in the letters. "The preventable release of a toxic chemical directly into the...