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.