jarring experience

jarring experience

An experience that creates an acute sense of shock, confusion, or bewilderment. That car accident was such a jarring experience, I don't know if I'll be able to sleep for days. You need better use of transitional sentences in your paper. Jumping from point to point like that will be a jarring experience for the reader.
See also: experience, jar
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This jarring experience gave her a renewed appreciation of life's temporal and fragile nature, she said -- providing the impetus to embark on a series of adventures.
Reading about this angry, hateful male in the afterglow of a gathering of women was a jarring experience.
So to see the film which formed the backdrop to so many teenage dates interspersed with musical numbers is a jarring experience, but one you soon get used to.
As their act gains further currency, Biswas and Hussain travel further up the Awami ladder until they are face to face with the founding father-- a jarring experience for Biswas.
Many years ago I had the jarring experience of waking from a vivid dream sitting up in bed, with my pistol in a firing grip and my finger on the trigger
The episodic nature makes for a jarring experience while Gordon looks much older than his 14 years.
Oregonians visiting California know the jarring experience of seeing vodka, whiskey and gin for sale on grocery store shelves.
The landing can be a terribly jarring experience for the rider and his backbone takes a beating.
Moving from that sublimity to this noisy, ill-judged version of Verdi's powerful opera of ancient Egypt is a jarring experience.
It was a jarring experience to see that what was once a pleasant piece of country has been disfigured by serried ranks of pylons and overhead wires running alongside the railway track, and which - I assume - was the very same transmission line that caused all the fuss a few years ago when it was first proposed.
The Lakers began their day without Kobe Bryant on Wednesday and began watching the clock, which would be a jarring experience if they had not run themselves through this routine a dozen times already since October.
And so it was a rather jarring experience to pass through the Jordan-Iraq border for the first time in nearly two years with the wave of a middle-aged American soldier from Miami.
Sometimes, female officers conduct interrogations, a psychologically jarring experience for men reared in a conservative Muslim culture where women are never in control.
O'Connor is comfortable with this jarring experience, seeing it as analogous to life.
Having been subjected to a punishing, whip-happy ride from Frankie Dettori when second in the Breeders' Cup Classic last autumn, perhaps Sakhee has simply had enough of the jarring experience of dirt.