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discomfit
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’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.
  • 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.’

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  • She was discomfited by such a rude question.
  • The Senator discomfits the more extreme members of her party.

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