As the NFL wakes up to the startling realities of head trauma, youth sports are still navigating uncharted waters.
So this startling move towards Internet censorship should come as no surprise.
To me, the single most startling detail of that attempt was that Abdulmutallab booked seat 19A on the Airbus A330.
Cirque du Soleil obviously sprang to startling success with a variety of shows since its 1987 founding.
The fullness of life arrived through characters so well-conceived they were startling.
The effect on the boy of this startling manifestation was not radically beneficial, as he himself concedes.
But this was not so startling as what it showed in the foreground.
His servant was alarmed by startling screams, entered his room, and found his master in fearful convulsions.
At the dread word, a startling change was wrought in the girl.
Ludwig set off first; my deer gave a startling leap, dashed around the corner of the house, and made down the hill.
c.1300, "run to and fro," frequentative of sterten (see start (v.)). Sense of "move suddenly in surprise or fear" first recorded 1520s. Transitive meaning "frighten suddenly" is from 1590s. The word retains more of the original meaning of start (v.). Related: Startled; startling.