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confound
used in Wuthering Heights

12 uses
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Definition
to confuse or cause to be unable to think clearly

or:

to refute or frustrate
  • 'Oh, God confound you, Mr. Lockwood!
    Chapter 3 (57% in)
  • ...the road, at intervals of six or seven yards, a line of upright stones, continued through the whole length of the barren: these were erected and daubed with lime on purpose to serve as guides in the dark, and also when a fall, like the present, confounded the deep swamps on either hand with the firmer path: but, excepting a dirty dot pointing up here and there, all traces of their existence had vanished: and my companion found it necessary to warn me frequently to steer to the right or...
    Chapter 3 (94% in)
  • His sister began weeping to go home, and Cathy stood by confounded, blushing for all.
    Chapter 7 (61% in)
  • 'You lie, Cathy, no doubt,' answered her brother, 'and you are a confounded simpleton!
    Chapter 9 (85% in)
  • No, no, Isabella, you sha'n't run off,' she continued, arresting, with feigned playfulness, the confounded girl, who had risen indignantly.
    Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • 'Among his books!' she cried, confounded.
    Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • There he has continued, praying like a Methodist: only the deity he implored is senseless dust and ashes; and God, when addressed, was curiously confounded with his own black father!
    Chapter 17 (23% in)
  • Oh, confound the vapid thing!
    Chapter 21 (39% in)
  • And what quite confounded me, when he did open his mouth, it was to utter the falsehood that I had occasioned the uproar, and Hareton was not to blame!
    Chapter 24 (77% in)
  • Mr. Heathcliff, perceiving us all confounded, rose, and expeditiously made the tea himself.
    Chapter 27 (53% in)
  • He, poor man, was perfectly aghast at the spectacle of Catherine seated on the same bench with Hareton Earnshaw, leaning her hand on his shoulder; and confounded at his favourite's endurance of her proximity: it affected him too deeply to allow an observation on the subject that night.
    Chapter 32 (92% in)
  • The master seemed confounded a moment: he grew pale, and rose up, eyeing her all the while, with an expression of mortal hate.
    Chapter 33 (34% in)

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