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Example sentences for startle
They're aloof, but then they suddenly appear and startle people.
Sometimes a sudden shift in color can be used to startle potential predators or threaten intruders.
The word coming so close upon the sensation of cold water rushing over her hand seemed to startle her.
Other novel ways for dealing with the pirate problem include lasers that startle their targets, and giant electric fences.
The startle response should habituate, or diminish, over repeated administrations.
He tries the horn to startle the bird out of landing, but it's not working.
For others, the clicks startle the bats, allowing the moths time to escape.
We still have earthquakes, she says, noting the tremors that occasionally startle her at night.
Patients are permanently primed for fight or flight, and tend to startle more easily.
Dozens of earthworm species from all over the world can secrete a glowing slime, thought to startle predators.
Both meant that ordinary experience had the capacity to startle, in sudden unsought explosions, with a vision of truth.
They had timed the strike for dawn, hoping to startle the inhabitants.
Startle reactions may be simply the effect of social factors.
Recalling his subsequent time in hospital, he sheds tears so suddenly that he seems to startle himself.
He never responded to the sound of my voice and didn't have the startle reflex.
The birds would stand still for long stretches, resembling their taxidermy cousins, then startle spectators by taking flight.
If these are familiar figures, other statistics startle even the experts.
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