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  • 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.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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