Suddenly he stopped; a new utterly unexpected and exceedingly simple question perplexed and bitterly confounded him.
They want to decoy me there and confound me over everything," he mused, as he went out on to the stairs—"the worst of it is I’m almost light-headed….
Well, confound you then!
Yes, confound the man! he may have upset the case altogether.
Confound you, don’t tell me then.
"Confound it," he went on almost aloud.
And as for my confounded laughter, please excuse it, Rodion Romanovitch.
But confound them all now!
I am a little drunk, brother, only, confound him, he has some idea of his own….
"He is always humbugging, confound him," cried Razumihin, jumping up and gesticulating.
I am not so stupid…. though, of course, there is fighting…. there won’t be later, but at present there is…. confound it!
"Oh, don’t talk of them; there have been no more in Petersburg, confound them!" he cried with an air of irritation.
Confound it all!
"No matter, sir, no matter!" he went on hurriedly and with apparent composure when both the boys at the counter guffawed and even the innkeeper smiled—"No matter, I am not confounded by the wagging of their heads; for everyone knows everything about it already, and all that is secret is made open.
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She confounded her critics.
She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.