still alarm


Definition of still alarm

: a fire alarm transmitted (as by telephone call) without sounding the signal apparatus

Examples of still alarm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was still alarming, even with the qualification, but at least the specter of the syringe had been banished. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "On the Bleach," 29 Apr. 2020 While the lack of pediatric deaths is reassuring, this rate of hospitalization should still alarm us. Rachel Pearson, The New Yorker, "What It’s Like to Be a Pregnant Physician During the Coronavirus Outbreak," 24 Mar. 2020 While the situation may still alarm tourists, there are ways to protect yourself and still enjoy a getaway. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Taking a vacation? Here's how to avoid tainted alcohol anywhere you travel," 22 Aug. 2019 Chicago firefighters started responding to the still alarm fire with reports of people trapped on all three floors of the building about 1:15 a.m., said fire department Battalion Chief James Russell. Hannah Leone,, "Residents escape on ladders from Chatham apartment fire," 13 July 2018 For supporters of the recall campaign, the cases are still alarming examples of what Persky often, in their view, gets wrong. German Lopez, Vox, "Brock Turner was sentenced to 6 months in jail for sexual assault. Now voters may recall the judge.," 5 June 2018 The president's pattern is predictable, but still alarming to the governing and policy-making class in Washington. Ali Vitali, NBC News, "Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Pure Trump. And It’s Working For Him.," 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of still alarm

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Still alarm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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