Sentence Examples


  • Selyn wrenched the door open fast enough to startle Deidre.
  • The changes in his mate were new enough to startle him sometimes, but she was without a doubt his mate.
  • "I...didn't mean to startle everyone," Edith said.
  • "I didn't mean to startle you," he said.
  • Like Jean Hardouin he got to believe that a great deal of what is called classical literature was compiled by anonymous authors at a much later date, and he used frequently to startle his colleagues, the Gustavian academicians, by his audacious paradoxes.

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