Conflict can catch us off guard
, poke us in ways we were not expecting or be overwhelming.
While yesterday's news coverage may have come as a surprise to many of you, I can assure you that it did not catch us off guard
," Paxton wrote.
At the UNFCCC's meeting in Durban, all countries - developed, emerging, with or without natural resources - must join together to ensure that when the other crises currently roiling the world are finally resolved, the biggest crisis of all does not catch us off guard
Awareness of the ones that catch us off guard
is essential, too.
Nothing should catch us off guard
in terms of the conditions here.
There are no easy sides in the Six Nations and they would like nothing more than to catch us off guard
in a fortnight.
After a century of taking the rationalist, secular world for granted -- that is, of assuming that what we see is what we get -- any sight of more, of a marvelous beyond the material realm, is bound to catch us off guard
That way it's a lot less likely they'll catch us off guard
or knock us to the ground.
Parents themselves, however, have contributed to the widespread ignorance of Catholic doctrine and the fading of the Catholic mind by their failure to recognize or make use of what O'Brien calls the "teachable moment", those times when children's questions catch us off guard
April showers bring May flowers, but those showers can also catch us off guard
and lead to potential problems.