Definition of alarum in English:
archaic term for alarm.
- The chorus is so desperate and unhinged it should replace its namesake across the country; a frightened alarum to all that there's trouble around and it's far closer than you think.
- Down underneath New York City, in a network of tunnels and caverns, rat-populated, perspiring, rumbling, lonely, I was troubled, as I have often been troubled, by these alarums of conscience.
- ‘I'm not as disturbed by the present alarums as some people,’ he says, recalling that his predecessor, Richard Lambert, took over on January 1 1991.
alarums and excursions
- humorous Confused activity and uproar.Example sentences
- Hobsbawm laments: ‘Alas, (the pamphlet) has been lost in the alarums and excursions of the century.’
- The Palghat pass, 32 km broad, has played a bigger role in the alarums and excursions of history.
- The story quickly died, drowned out by fresher alarums and excursions in Europe and elsewhere.
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