[ UK /ɐlˈɑːɹəm/ ]
  1. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
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How To Use alarum In A Sentence

  • Some sounded the alarum, but no one wanted to hear it, so they were run off in shame. The Volokh Conspiracy » Health bill and gun ownership
  • My father is very anxious, I think, to act the play; my mother, to have it published before it is acted; and I sit and hear it discussed and praised and criticised, only longing (like a "silly wench," as my mother calls me when I confess as much to her) to see my father in his lovely dress and hear the _alarums of my fifth act_. Records of a Girlhood
  • Alarums of the most violent kind were heard from the near shore, shortly after which a canoe arrived, aslosh in bloody froth from Lord Berrybender’s foot, which seemed half shot away. The Berrybender Narratives
  • The Signalman" by Charles Dickens (1866) This perfectly balanced, beautifully judged story both preys on both the anxiety provoked by the new technology of railways and deeply held beliefs that a ghost can be an alarum for events to follow. Kate Mosse's top 10 ghost stories
  • His jeremiad sounds a generational alarum: The days of isolated, tormented, anti-commercial white male geniuses are done and done.
  • Ambubalarum collegia, &c. Trimalcionis topanta in Petronius recta in caelum abiit, went right to heaven: a, base quean, [2235] thou wouldst have scorned once in thy misery to have a penny from her; and why? modio nummos metiit, she measured her money by the bushel. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • The western larks do not utter alarums of that kind, but a harsh "chack" instead, very similar to the call of the grackles. Birds of the Rockies
  • Echoes of past alarums and discussions in the Culture Wars sphere of influence.
  • The central officials of the Allawi government were secular ex-Baathists, many of whom sounded alarums about Iran.
  • They should make it mandatory for use as telaphone ringtones, car honkifiers and all alarum clocks everywhare. IT’S - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
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