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Great Expectations
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  • The rush of the daylight quite confounded me, and made me feel as if I had been in the candlelight of the strange room many hours.
  • Surrender, you two! and confound you for two wild beasts!
  • She could not get over my appearance, and was in the last degree confounded.
  • I derived from this speech that Mr. Herbert Pocket (for Herbert was the pale young gentleman’s name) still rather confounded his intention with his execution.
  • His sufferings were hailed with the greatest joy by a knot of spectators, and I felt utterly confounded.
  • They must not be confounded together.
  • At those times, I would decide conclusively that my disaffection to dear old Joe and the forge was gone, and that I was growing up in a fair way to be partners with Joe and to keep company with Biddy,—when all in a moment some confounding remembrance of the Havisham days would fall upon me like a destructive missile, and scatter my wits again.
  • It was tempting to think of that expensive Mercenary publicly airing his boots in the archway of the Blue Boar’s posting-yard; it was almost solemn to imagine him casually produced in the tailor’s shop, and confounding the disrespectful senses of Trabb’s boy.
  • That I had a fever and was avoided, that I suffered greatly, that I often lost my reason, that the time seemed interminable, that I confounded impossible existences with my own identity; that I was a brick in the house-wall, and yet entreating to be released from the giddy place where the builders had set me; that I was a steel beam of a vast engine, clashing and whirling over a gulf, and yet that I implored in my own person to have the engine stopped, and my part in it hammered off;
  • "Only," said I, "that you would not confound them with the others.

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  • She confounded her critics.
  • She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.

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