"Ever seen anything like that before?" Howard had been considerably startled, but, of course, he concealed his amazed admiration behind a mask of cynicism.
He looked momentarily startled; then laughed across the table with a freedom that was wholly unaffected.
" Andy was terribly startled, almost appalled.
The inspector was unpleasantly startled by Crewe's contention.
Out of doors the whole country was beautiful, and attainable; within, I had continual resources in my usual work and in Jo's society: for she was one of those persons who never are uninteresting, never fatiguing; a certain salient charm pervaded her conversation, and a simplicity quite original startled you continually in her manner and ways.
He had chosen his words deliberately to startle her from her absorption in her son; but she looked so fragile, so white, so imploring, that his courage almost failed him.
For some moments Henshaw did not speak; indeed, it was probable that the unexpected success of his search for Edith Morristonfor such doubtless was his objecthad so disagreeably startled him, that he was unable to pull those sharp wits of his together at once.
There was such a tremendous ring at the gate of the court that the old concierge, who opened it by pulling a wire in his little den somewhere in the rear, must have been dreadfully startled in his sleep.
II was merely startled.
The man had been, apparently, so absorbed in his work, when first the girl caught sight of him, that she had scarcely been startled.
'When you left me, Henrich, in the midst of that fearful fray, I thought I heard you pronounce my name; and the sound startled me strangely.
Here a touch, breaking suddenly upon that intense concentration of mind and soul on a single thought, violently startled me, gentle as it was; and to my horror I saw that Eveena was kneeling with me by the couch.
The city was as silent and deserted as a cemetery; there was not a human being to be seen; and as we cautiously advanced through the narrow, winding streets, the vacant houses echoed the throbbing of the motor with a racket which was positively startling.
What I saw was not only most woeful, but wildly startling: woeful, because a great crowd of people had assembled, and lay dead, there; and wildly startling, because something in their tout ensemble told me in one minute why they were there in such number.
He came to see my uncleI told you so!" Brandon was inexpressibly startled.
When he heard his daughter's voice on the canoe landing, one hundred yards below, he was inordinately startled.
"Doubtless it would be pleasant to vent our feelings in a hearty cheer, but it would startle the old gentleman inside.
I was inwardly startled, but refused, seeing before me only a tempter and betrayer; and together we ended our journey, driving from the station through the dark and starless night to find ourselves at last in Mr. Charke's room at Bartram-Haugh.
Low as the tone was, it startled Dr. Robinson.
He did not look up exactly at the instant of my entering, but when he did look up, when he saw me, he stared for an instant, and then sprang from his chair as though magically startled into activity.
What had happened to take her out of her father's house?where had she gone, that no trace of her could be got?what had led to this utterly startling development?what
ately startled, and said it fell towards her.
He was startled back to himself by loud laughter nearby, and, looking up, he saw an old fellow in overalls with a handful of nails and a hammer.
But he was most obviously startled.
It startled Byrne oddly to see the animal stealing away, as if Barry himself had been leaving.