Awhile later, the sound of furniture crashing against the tile floor startled her, and she sat up from where she'd been dozing in front of the TV.
The story was printed in the January number of the Mentor and, from a review of it in the Goodson Gazette, I was startled to find that a very similar story had been published in 1873, seven years before Helen was born.
At Mary's startled look, she was afraid she had stepped over the line.
Never again would she be startled by his sudden appearance in the garden, nor laugh at his gentle frolicking with the twins.
This lizard when startled rises with the fore-legs off the ground and squats and runs on its hind-legs.
For they are only being driven from promontory to cape; and if one coast is no longer enlivened with their jets, then, be sure, some other and remoter strand has been very recently startled by the unfamiliar spectacle.
She picked her way through the first few steps, startled when he launched himself at a tree, clawed his way up, and bypassed the muddy section by leaping to the next tree.
She dropped her shirt, startled when Katie flung her arms around her in another tight hug.
The blackbird is of a shy and restless disposition, courting concealment, and rarely seen in flocks, or otherwise than singly or in pairs, and taking flight when startled with a sharp shrill cry.
He stopped abruptly and turned, his expression clearly startled until he realized it was her.