It wasn't the distance that alarmed her.
His threats alarmed the Austrian court.
There were sounds that should've alarmed her, the feel of hot tears on her face.
The British government, alarmed by Bonaparte's attempt to intrigue with Tippoo Sahib, put forth all its strength in India and destroyed the power of that ambitious ruler.
This capture so alarmed the national government that a force was sent under the command of Roca to put down the insurrection.