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Definition of Startled

Startled

  1. of Startle

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

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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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