Examples of false alarm in a Sentence
A false alarm drew firefighters to the school.
The report that the factory would be closing was a false alarm.
He thought he might be having a heart attack, but his chest pains were just a false alarm.
Recent Examples of false alarm from the Web
After several false alarms -- and even an extortion attempt -- someone spotted McDowell's car.
An investigation to determine why the false alarm occurred concluded that what Soviet early warning satellites had identified as the flashes of ICBMs being launched was actually just sunlight glinting off cloud tops.
In 2018, experts will be working to minimize false alarms, warn the maximum number of people when real alarms do occur — and keep the program alive in a hostile funding climate.
Or one more false alarm, one more night Sunrise Hospital prepared for a panic that never arrived.
Arenz faces trial on felony charges of filing a false report and making a false alarm/complaint to 911, according to court records.
For many, this is (thankfully) a false alarm—a passport has slipped into a different part of your bag, say, or is sitting somewhere in plain sight.
Some of these signals will be false alarms that go away upon detailed analysis, but the chance of understanding these events better makes those a worthwhile risk.
After a pregnancy false alarm last season, the two are now starting the adoption process, even though Beth is not even the slightest bit enthusiastic about it.
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Definition of false alarm for English Language Learners
: an alarm (such as a fire alarm) that is set off when it is not needed
: something that causes people to wrongly believe that something bad or dangerous is going to happen
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