Then, around 8:30, every alarm went off, all of them blaring at the same time.
There will be no differences among them when an alarm comes in and they all respond as firefighters when an alarm comes in.
Why his suspicious-sounding pun name didn't set off alarm bells is anybody's guess, but lesson learned.
Back in May, Graham spent two days dashing around his home state, sounding the alarm.
The Daily Beast's Lennox Samuels and Takashi Yokota report from Tokyo on the alarm over radiation in the city.
"Oh, stop this infernal nonsense, Tony," he said in a tone tinged with alarm.
But Mr. Paine assured her that letters were likely to be irregular, and there was no ground for alarm.
Dropping her flowers in alarm, the maiden screamed for her mother and attendants.
"You alarm me, dear young friend," continued the good minister.
The instant of alarm passed and a braver smile than ever came.
early 14c., from Old French alarme (14c.), from Italian all'arme "to arms!" (literally "to the arms"). An interjection that came to be used as the word for the call or warning (cf. alert). Extended 16c. to "any sound to warn of danger or to arouse." Weakened sense of "apprehension, unease" is from 1833. Variant alarum is due to the rolling -r- in the vocalized form. Sometimes in early years anglicized as all-arm. Alarm clock is attested from 1690s (as A Larum clock).
a particular quivering sound of the silver trumpets to give warning to the Hebrews on their journey through the wilderness (Num. 10:5, 6), a call to arms, or a war-note (Jer. 4:19; 49:2; Zeph. 1:16).