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disconcerting
used in David Copperfield

7 uses
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Definition disrupt composure — such as to confuse or worry
  • It was a little disconcerting to me, to find, when I was being helped up behind the coach, that I was supposed to have eaten all the dinner without any assistance.
    Chapters 4-6 (57% in)
  • The Elfin suddenness with which she pounced upon me with this question, and a searching look, quite disconcerted me for a moment.
    Chapters 22-24 (32% in)
  • I was agreeably surprised to find that Littimer was not there, and that we were attended by a modest little parlour-maid, with blue ribbons in her cap, whose eye it was much more pleasant, and much less disconcerting, to catch by accident, than the eye of that respectable man.
    Chapters 28-30 (58% in)
  • He was, at first, somewhat disconcerted to meet us two together; but quickly decided what to do, and came up to me.
    Chapters 31-33 (68% in)
  • When Dora was very childish, and I would have infinitely preferred to humour her, I tried to be grave — and disconcerted her, and myself too.
    Chapters 46-48 (82% in)
  • This, and a few moments' reflection, pacified her; but she was not at all disconcerted by what she had done (though I cannot say as much for her bonnet) and resumed her seat composedly.
    Chapters 52-54 (41% in)
  • Before you come to that,' said Traddles, a little disconcerted, 'I am afraid I thought it discreet to omit (not being able to carry everything before me) two points, in making this lawless adjustment — for it's perfectly lawless from beginning to end — of a difficult affair.
    Chapters 52-54 (89% in)

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