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.
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Yet seeing the two sides up against each other in the flesh was a jarring experience - and not least because Rafa Benitez's tactics were as defensive as any United manager on home soil in recent memory.
An intense culture shock will be felt, a time in which the tectonic plates will be rubbing up against one another in ways that often make law school a jarring experience.
Summary: Relocating back to one's home country can be a strange, jarring experience
While that's potentially a good thing for cinema in the long run, it can be a jarring experience when seen for the first time--assuming that audiences will even be able to see it that way.
It was a jarring experience for Notik, a 28-year-old father of two from Israel.
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.
When Sam Arco left an independent pharmacy to join a drug store chain, it could have been a jarring experience.
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
For instance, in the early days of Hulu, programmes were provided using high-definition streams yet advertisements were sent out at a lower resolution with unreliable audio, which provided a jarring experience for viewers.
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.