The mother’s consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.
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With a look of consternation, her teacher asked if anyone had done the reading.
He was a natural athlete, but to the coaches consternation, he tended to forget the play in the heat of the moment.