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confound
used in David Copperfield

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Definition to confuse or cause to be unable to think clearly

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to refute or frustrate
  • This, his regular eyebrows, and the rich white, and black, and brown, of his complexion — confound his complexion, and his memory!
    Chapters 1-3 (51% in)
  • That, marching him constantly up and down by the collar (as if he had been taking too much laudanum), she, at those times, shook him, rumpled his hair, made light of his linen, stopped his ears as if she confounded them with her own, and otherwise tousled and maltreated him.
    Chapters 1-3 (24% in)
  • Mr. Micawber's affairs, although past their crisis, were very much involved by reason of a certain 'Deed', of which I used to hear a great deal, and which I suppose, now, to have been some former composition with his creditors, though I was so far from being clear about it then, that I am conscious of having confounded it with those demoniacal parchments which are held to have, once upon a time, obtained to a great extent in Germany.
    Chapters 10-12 (75% in)
  • 'Confound the girl, I am half afraid of her.
    Chapters 19-21 (64% in)
  • I was so confounded by the alteration in him, that at first I could only observe him in silence, as he stood leaning his head upon his hand, and looking gloomily down at the fire.
    Chapters 22-24 (8% in)
  • I believe I have been confounding myself with the bad boy who "didn't care", and became food for lions — a grander kind of going to the dogs, I suppose.
    Chapters 22-24 (8% in)
  • She waved her hand to me to go away, so earnestly, that, all confounded as I was, I turned from them at once.
    Chapters 22-24 (66% in)
  • He said it was the genteelest profession in the world, and must on no account be confounded with the profession of a solicitor: being quite another sort of thing, infinitely more exclusive, less mechanical, and more profitable.
    Chapters 25-27 (51% in)
  • But when he entered, and stood before me with his hand out, the darkness that had fallen on him changed to light, and I felt confounded and ashamed of having doubted one I loved so heartily.
    Chapters 28-30 (41% in)
  • Mas'r Davy,' he added; answering, as I think, my look; 'you han't no call to be afeerd of me: but I'm kiender muddled; I don't fare to feel no matters,' — which was as much as to say that he was not himself, and quite confounded.
    Chapters 31-33 (26% in)
  • 'May the Father of all Evil confound him,' said the little woman, holding up her forefinger between me and her sparkling eyes, 'and ten times more confound that wicked servant; but I believed it was YOU who had a boyish passion for her!'
    Chapters 31-33 (39% in)
  • 'May the Father of all Evil confound him,' said the little woman, holding up her forefinger between me and her sparkling eyes, 'and ten times more confound that wicked servant; but I believed it was YOU who had a boyish passion for her!'
    Chapters 31-33 (39% in)
  • 'And now they are partners,' said I. 'Confound him!'
    Chapters 34-36 (42% in)
  • ('Confound the woman!' said my aunt, 'she WON'T be quiet!
    Chapters 43-45 (89% in)
  • 'When my Em'ly took flight,' he said, in stern wrath for the moment, 'from the house wheer she was made a prisoner by that theer spotted snake as Mas'r Davy see, — and his story's trew, and may GOD confound him!
    Chapters 49-51 (60% in)
  • The tremendous sea itself, when I could find sufficient pause to look at it, in the agitation of the blinding wind, the flying stones and sand, and the awful noise, confounded me.
    Chapters 55-57 (15% in)

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