Definition of False alarm
1. Noun. A warning that is given about something that fails to occur.
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Literary usage of False alarm
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1825)
"G. THE false alarm. [ 1770. ] ONE of the chief advantages derived by the present generation from the improvement and diffusion of philosophy, is deliverance ..."
2. Technology Against Terrorism: Structuring Security (1994)
"Significant gains can be made in the area of false alarm reduction by combining several detectors, each with moderate performance in the false alarm area. ..."
3. The Aftermath of Slavery: A Study of the Condition and Environment of the by William Albert Sinclair (1905)
"The cry of negro domination is a false alarm. In the following table are given the states which may come under the general designation of Southern states; ..."
4. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... of the Winnebagoes—March for the Wisconsin—Thunder storm—Privations of the men—Arrival at the four lakes—false alarm—Description of the four lakes—Gen. ..."
5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"It was said that the false alarm which brought about all this firing arose in the Turkish lines. When morning dawned upon the invaders there there was was ..."