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Definitionto feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
- I am, however, in good spirits: my men are bold and apparently firm of purpose, nor do the floating sheets of ice that continually pass us, indicating the dangers of the region towards which we are advancing, appear to dismay them.Introductory Letters (48% in)
- To me the idea of an immediate union with my Elizabeth was one of horror and dismay.Chapter 18 (27% in)
There are no more uses of "dismay" in Frankenstein.
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