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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a (momentarily) shocking or alarming manner.

Usage examples (37)
  • A startlingly modern voice
  • The new stories take up the theme of exile, but express it in startlingly different ways.
  • Millicent's distant voice, fresh and strong and pure in the night, chanted the word startlingly to the first notes of a phrase from the Jewel Song.
  • Deena 9:38 pm: I think that it worked at the time because it was kind of startlingly new. for more
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