At length, not coming out of her distraught state by degrees, but in an instant, Miss Havisham said, "Let me see you two play cards; why have you not begun?"
I use the word natural, in the sense of its being unaffected; there was something comic in his distraught way, as though it would have been downright ludicrous but for his own perception that it was very near being so.
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"If we go up there and start hugging people and crying and attempting things that make no sense with people who have no chance—all because we’re distraught …. it’ll just hurt more folks in the long run.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
My father gave money instead and she was distraught, saying that wasn’t the same.