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Definition of Startle

Startle

  1. To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
  2. To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
  3. To deter; to cause to deviate.
  4. A sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.

Startle Quotations

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
John Keats

By the very nature of his art, which depends on invention and innovation, a story teller must depart from the beaten track and, having done so, occasionally startle and disagree with some of his associates. Healthy disagreement we must have.
Preston Sturges

However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically.
Nobuo Uematsu

Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.
Zola Budd

The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.
Walter Pater
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Startle Translations

startle in German is aufschrecken, aufschrecken, aufschreckens
startle in Spanish is sobresaltar
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