Example sentences for: startle

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

  • The Dutch, most notably, have adopted an English expletive too coarse to reproduce here (though if I say, “hits the fan” I expect you'll be with me), but they use it as a mild and largely meaningless epithet, roughly equivalent to our gosh or golly or even just hmmmm --to such an extent, I am told that they must now take special care not to startle English-speaking visitors.

  • In contrast, the DNT includes tests of locomotor activity, acoustic startle, learning, and memory.

  • He goes on to say, “Hispanic graveyards are places of color, where paints, flowers, and tiles combine to comfort the bereaved and startle the gringo” (88).

  • And there is something to startle you in Leigh's crooked, bittersweet little comedy Career Girls . It's called Katrin Cartlidge, and every director should have one--and build an altar to it.


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