Example sentences for: startled

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

  • I remember being startled when a college professor visiting our town told me after an hour's conversation, mainly on the street, that I was college material and would do rather well there--something that guidance counselors and teachers at my high school had never said, despite my appetite for Shakespeare.

  • Perhaps we will one day be startled again by Godfrey Daniel!

  • The paper startled me and many others.

  • “Turning a corner of the Mazza Gallerie into a women's tennis store, I was startled to see ...

  • No, what startled were Johnson's other jobs: in addition to running Fannie Mae, he is also chairman of the Kennedy Center, Washington's Big Culture box, and the Brookings Institution, Washington's leading liberal/centrist think tank.

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