alarming


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The alarming indifference discoverable in the exercise of so invaluable a privilege under the existing laws, which afford every facility to it, furnishes a ready answer to this question.
The danger in the accomplishment of the former alternative lay in the practical certainty of alarming the warriors near by and bringing them and the balance of the village down upon him.
Surely, George, you are alarming yourself unnecessarily.
My Dear Fanny,--I take up my pen to communicate some very alarming intelligence, which I make no doubt will give you much concern".
Thank you extremely, madame," said Philip, with some temper; "you really have drawn some very alarming pictures for me.