Moderns will question the possibility of asserting Bible infallibility a priori; but it is more really startling and noteworthy that Abelard should preserve a living sense of fallibility outside the Bible.
More recently a startling novelty in the way of system has been produced by van Tieghem, as follows: Monocotyledons.
The unexpected news of the French having crossed the Niemen was particularly startling after a month of unfulfilled expectations, and at a ball.
Dean tossed aside the map and papers and flopped down on the living room sofa, startling Mrs. Lincoln.
The others followed and soon they were all standing upon a broad platform and gazing at the most curious and startling sight their eyes had ever beheld.
They permitted themselves startling liberties when any one caressed them, crowding themselves almost into one's arms and helping themselves without ceremony to kisses, apparently unconscious of the impropriety of their conduct.
A door along the hallway ahead of her opened, startling her.
This inconsistency, though startling at first sight, is probably more apparent than real.
Howie jumped on Betsy, startling us.
Gregory of Nyssa's untrustworthy panegyric represents him as having wrought miracles of a very startling description; but nothing related by him comes near the astounding narratives given in the Martyrologies, or even in the Breviarium Romanum, in connexion with his name.