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Definitiondismay (unhappiness, worry, and often confusion) — typically over something unexpected
- The wonder and consternation with which Joe stopped on the threshold of his bite and stared at me, were too evident to escape my sister's observation.Chapter 2 (44% in)
- Instantly afterwards, the company were seized with unspeakable consternation, owing to his springing to his feet, turning round several times in an appalling spasmodic whooping-cough dance, and rushing out at the door; he then became visible through the window, violently plunging and expectorating, making the most hideous faces, and apparently out of his mind.Chapter 4 (82% in)
There are no more uses of "consternation" in Great Expectations.
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