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discomfit
used in Wuthering Heights

2 uses
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Definition
cause someone to lose composure or be embarrassed
  • 'Heathcliff, you may come forward,' cried Mr. Hindley, enjoying his discomfiture, and gratified to see what a forbidding young blackguard he would be compelled to present himself.
    Chapter 7 (12% in)
  • He imagined himself to be as accomplished as Linton, I suppose, because he could spell his own name; and was marvellously discomfited that I didn't think the same.'
    Chapter 24 (47% in)

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