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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Female students at Iqra University were left questioning their place on campus after the jarring experience of seeing their fellow male students holding placards that mocked Aurat March on Facebook.
The Dark Mode is expected to be easier on the eyes and make for a less jarring experience for those who spend a lot of time reading emails, especially at night.
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." This is when your professor in Persons and Family Relations will ask you to make a digest of 200 cases in your own penmanship, which he will compare with your penmanship in the midterm and final exams, to make sure your boyfriend didn't do the digests for you.
I admit that, not being a very organized person, seeing the actual surface of my desk is a new and somewhat jarring experience; I mean, I haven't even yet started to mess it up, and already I feel guilty that I will be, for sure.
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.
"It was a jarring experience," he said of the time.
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.
"If they do not integrate those channels, these companies will have islands of CSRs that can do only e-mail, or chat or social, and customers will have to interact with different people, which is a jarring experience," she explains.
Decelerating from 160 knots per hour to a standstill within 2 seconds and, conversely, accelerating from a standstill to 140 knots in 2.9 seconds is a physically jarring experience. As a novice, there is nothing that can prepare you for this.
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.