Example sentences for: alarms

How can you use “alarms” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The paper points out some facts of the tragedy that are typical: an older building not required to have sprinkler systems and a lulling frequency of false fire alarms.

  • Property crime is falling because people carry less cash and use more car alarms.

  • First an F-16 followed a 727 descending into New York--setting off the 727's alarms and causing its pilot to attempt violent evasive maneuvers.

  • The head of analysis at the CTC until 1999 discounted the alarms about a catastrophic threat as relating only to the danger of chemical, biological, or nuclear attack-and he downplayed even that, writing several months before 9/11:"It would be a mistake to redefine counterterrorism as a task of dealing with 'catastrophic,''grand,' or 'super' terrorism, when in fact these labels do not represent most of the terrorism that the United States is likely to face or most of the costs that terrorism imposes on U.S. interests."

  • Having an obviously high opinion of yourself threatens and alarms both peers and superiors, often to your ultimate detriment.


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