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confound
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  • The sum I now ask, added to what I have borrowed already, will make a total of about thirty-five roubles, so you see I shall have enough to pay him and confound him! if he wants interest, he shall have that, too!
  • That confounded cough of mine had come on again; I fell into a chair, and with difficulty recovered my breath.
  • I assure you those confounded words of his will not let me sleep.
  • I’ve been ill of fever at Pskoff the whole time, and not a line, nor farthing of money, have I received from my mother or my confounded brother!"

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  • She confounded her critics.
  • She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.

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