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Definition of Startled


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Startled Quotations

Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring - an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.
John Updike

She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me.
Raymond Chandler

Obama, startled that components of government behave as interest groups, seems utterly unfamiliar with public choice theory. It demystifies and de-romanticizes politics by applying economic analysis - how incentives influence behavior - to government.
George Will

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
Henry Adams

Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.
Robert Collier
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Startled Translations

startled in Dutch is geschrokken
startled in German is aufgeschreckt, aufgeschreckt, schreckte auf
startled in Hungarian is ijedt, riadt
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