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Sentences with the noun Alarm Bells

4 examples:

Silence the alarm bells. Dan Haren is fine. So is Carl Crawford.
(Dylan Hernandez in Los Angeles Times - Football, )

The alarm bells should have been ringing after the Ashes when Bell said he wasn't sure how much longer he wanted to go on.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Bank of Internet USA, which has extended big loans to high-earning people other lenders might shun, has been making profits, and setting off alarm bells.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Here's a statistic from the Los Angeles Unified School District that should set off alarm bells: 58% of its coaches from 83 high schools were walk-ons or noncertificated employees during the -14 school year.
(Eric Sondheimer in Los Angeles Times - Soccer, )

Questions

3 examples:

Is there a specific rate of return for an investment that should set off alarm bells in your head?
(CNBC, )

Last week’s deadly train crash outside of Philadelphia set off alarm bells and Congressional debate about the role of the US government and its funding for and oversight of Amtrak: was it enough?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Last week’s deadly train crash outside of Philadelphia set off alarm bells and Congressional debate about the role of the U.S. government and its funding for and oversight of Amtrak: was it enough?
(Forbes - Education, )

Other sentences

53 examples:

Every niggle and sniffle would set alarm bells off in his head.
(The Independent - Athletics, )

It energizes the eager, and sets off alarm bells with the cautious.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Billionaire Sam Zell is the latest to sound the alarm bells for stocks.
(CNN - World Business, )

I agree, yet I can hear alarm bells ringing very faintly in the distance.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

It was the toast and piña colada that started alarm bells ringing in my head.
(The Independent - Food & Drink, )

It was a "scungy" old Holden Commodore that triggered alarm bells for the young copper.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Beijing’s air pollution and the budget risk of Almaty, Kazakhstan, set off alarm bells at the I.O.C.
(The New York Times - Sports, )

In 2003, Central and Southern Europe sweltered in a heatwave that set alarm bells ringing for researchers.
(Science Daily - News, )

U.S. poison officials are sounding new alarm bells about single-dose detergent capsules as a risk to children.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

A partnership with Intel may help Google find new uses for its smart glasses that don’t set off privacy alarm bells.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

There’s an innocent-sounding phrase that should get the alarm bells ringing for savers: ‘ask in branch for details’.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Alarm bells are sounding across America as student debt has eclipsed one trillion dollars, larger than that of even credit cards.
(Forbes - Education, )

Manufacturing activity picked up slightly in October, but a sharp decline in new export orders sounded alarm bells for the sector.
(The Independent - Business, )

In front of him was the Yellow Gloss Booth, as he delivered his immigration speech, amid ringing alarm bells, writes QUENTIN LETTS.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A spate of suicides among young sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base rang alarm bells at the highest levels in the Australian Navy.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The voice narrating the video showing the beheading of James Foley in Syria speaks fluent English - setting off alarm bells in the U.K.
(NBC News, )

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh sounded the alarm bells about the "Obama regime" sending lesbian farmers to rural parts of America.
(NBC News, )

Australia's Cate Campbell has sent an ominous warning but alarm bells are ringing for fellow world champion Ryan Lochte at the Pan Pacs on Sunday.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A consortium of environmental groups said recent climate change alarm bells should convince Washington the Keystone XL oil pipeline is bad business.
(UPI - Energy Resources, )

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban said that 'the time has come to ring the alarm bells and gather allies' to reject the alleged Brussels scheme.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The US hack – which compromised the accounts of four million government employees – should ‘ring alarm bells’ in the UK, security experts said.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Alarm bells over the strength of the economic recovery sounded on Tuesday after manufacturing registered its biggest monthly slump in output in 16 months.
(The Independent - Business, )

Rather than asking for bank details, which would sound alarm bells, they tell people to buy an iTunes gift card and then the scammers ask for its barcode.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The experience of some accident victims and their families shows that opportunities to raise public alarm bells through the legal system were sometimes lost.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Passengers were evacuated from North Greenwich station in East London as alarm bells rang at about 11am and a huge section of the Jubilee line was suspended.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Revelations that the Department of Justice has been secretly spying on reporters should ring alarm bells for anyone concerned about their own privacy and freedom.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

The emerging ability to modify human embryos in a way that gets passed on to future generations has raised alarm bells for scientists who've called for a moratorium.
(CBC News in CBC News - Health, )

The Anglican archbishop of Perth says alarm bells should have rung amid allegations a senior NSW clergyman had his "own group of boys" and had abused a priest's son.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The world is in dire need of data science professionals as experts ring alarm bells over the shortage of talent in a field that has become crucial to global business.
(CNBC, )

A New York prosecutor says JPMorgan Chase & Co. looked out for itself when it suspected something was wrong with Bernard Madoff's accounts but otherwise ignored alarm bells.
(Fox News - U.S., )

The expansion into North Africa has set alarm bells ringing in Washington given that it is taking hold in two countries which has struggled to quash extremism in recent years.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Alarm bells will be ringing around the Football Association after it was revealed the number of homegrown players plying their trade in the Premier League continues to dwindle.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Bacteria resistant to an antibiotic of last resort have been found in pigs, meat and a small number of hospital patients in China, setting off alarm bells for doctors and researchers.
(CBC News in CBC News - Health, )

A Federal Reserve plan that could stop big banks from owning oil pipelines, metals warehouses and other physical-commodity assets is sounding alarm bells in municipalities in several states.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

The firm was offering odds of -1 that Her Majesty would announce her decision to step down during her address to the nation, but today's unusual gambling instantly set alarm bells ringing.
(Daily Mail - News, )

JOE BERNSTEIN: It wasn't just the result that has set the alarm bells ringing – it was the attitude of Manchester City's players and supporters which will have Sheikh Mansour demanding answers.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The London-based mobile content firm generates 85 per cent of its revenues in the country, and so any untoward or detrimental movement in the peso on forex markets always sets alarm bells ringing.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

A decision by the provincial government to allow increased harvesting of seaweed from the central east coast of Vancouver Island has sounded alarm bells in parts of the scientific community there.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

The approval from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board to allow Shell Canada to drill two oil wells on the edge of the Scotian Shelf is raising alarm bells among some in the fishing industry.
(Jennifer Henderson in CBC News - Business, )

A Kitchener-area pharmacist is sounding alarm bells over a recent University of Waterloo study that appeared to show the prevalent and often unnecessary use of anti-psychosis drugs in Ontario dementia patients.
(CBC News in CBC News - Health, )

The number of waterbirds that call the eastern third of Australia home has dropped to the second lowest level on record, sounding alarm bells for the health of the wider ecosystem as drought conditions take hold.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

An intercepted message among senior al Qaeda operatives in the last several days raised alarm bells that led to the closing of embassies and consulates Sunday across the Middle East and North Africa, CNN has learned.
(CNN - World News, )

A resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who disappeared last month in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela, an official said Wednesday.
(Fox News - World, )

The discovery of a video on social media depicting a drone flying and firing a weapon multiple times has raised alarm bells over the the negative ways recreational unmanned aerial vehicles could be employed in the future.
(Chris Iorfida in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

A dubious poll purporting to show Justin Trudeau trailing in his own Montreal riding has set off alarm bells in an industry already struggling to regain credibility after some spectacular failures to gauge election outcomes.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

It has sent alarm bells ringing in Helsinki, Finland's capital far to the south, and in Brussels, where EU leaders, at recent crisis meetings on migration, discussed the strange and ever-shifting Arctic route through Russia.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

In the case of BNP Paribas, the U.S. judicial authorities claim the bank financed deals with Iran and Sudan through its Geneva office and also labelled its dollar transactions in such a way to avoid setting off sanction alarm bells.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The first two lines of Jenny Joseph's famous poem, which lists the rebellious things Joseph plans to do in her old age ("learn to spit", "press alarm bells", "gobble up samples in shops") used to be pinned up in our bathroom when I was a child.
(The Independent - Fashion, )

The alarm bells rang Tuesday when neither Gareth Bale nor Cristiano Ronaldo joined their Real Madrid team-mates for pre-Champions League final training but coach Carlo Ancelotti immediately quashed any concerns by confirming: “Both will play”.
(The Independent - Football, )

The trend of digital wallets making things easier than ever to buy is becoming increasingly popular with consumers, and setting off alarm bells for some advisers who say it amplifies the risk for Canadians to unknowingly blow past their monthly budgets.
(David Friend in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

The "Heartbleed" software flaw that triggered alarm bells around the world could fundamentally undermine two decades' worth of efforts to persuade consumers they could trust the Web to securely handle such tasks as buying a pair of shoes and applying for a job.
(Chris O'Brien in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Employers in hard-hit regions of Canada have been hiring temporary foreign workers despite an abundance of domestic job-seekers, government data suggests, while at least two Conservative MPs have privately sounded alarm bells about the besieged federal program.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

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