alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) Old form(s): Alarme, allarme, allarum
call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
1H6 I.ii.18[Charles to all] sound alarum; we will rush on them
1H6 I.iv.99[Talbot to all] Whence cometh this alarum and the noise?
1H6 II.i.42[Reignier to all] 'Twas time, I trow, to wake and leave our beds, / Hearing alarums at our chamber doors
2H4 III.i.17[King Henry IV alone, as if to sleep] O thou dull god, why liest thou with the vile ... and leavest the kingly couch ... a common 'larum bell?
2H6 II.iii.92[York to all] Sound, trumpets, alarum to the combatants
2H6 V.ii.3[Warwick alone, as if to Clifford] when the angry trumpet sounds alarum
Cor I.iv.9[Martius to Messenger] Then shall we hear their 'larum, and they ours
Cor II.ii.74[Coriolanus to Menenius] When the alarum were struck
E3 V.i.11[King Edward to all] Sound drums' alarum
H5 IV.vi.35[King Henry to all] what new alarum is this same?
Luc.433[of Tarquin's veins] his beating heart, alarum striking, / Gives the hot charge
Luc.473[of Lucrece] o'er the white sheet peers her whiter chin, / The reason of this rash alarm to know
Mac V.ii.4[Menteth to all, of the English army] their dear causes / Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm
R3 I.i.7[Richard alone] Our stern alarums [are] changed to merry meetings
R3 IV.iv.149[King Richard to drummers] Strike alarum, drums!
TNK V.i.81[Palamon praying to Venus] [who] hast the might ... [to] turn th'alarm to whispers
Ven.700[Venus to Adonis, of the hare and hounds] Anon their loud alarums he doth hear
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