still alarm

noun

Definition of still alarm 

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

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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, chicagotribune.com, "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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1875, in the meaning defined above

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