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confound
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Middlemarch
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  • I call it a confounded job to take the thing away from Farebrother.
  • Confound you handsome young fellows! you think of having it all your own way in the world.
  • Confound John Waule!
  • Confound you, Naumann!
  • "Confound their petty politics!" was one of his thoughts for three mornings in the meditative process of shaving, when he had begun to feel that he must really hold a court of conscience on this matter.
  • "Oh, very well; this confounded rain has hindered me from sketching," said Will, feeling so happy that he affected indifference with delightful ease.
  • Sometimes I’m no better than a confounded tax-paper before the names are filled in.
  • "What do you confounded fools mean?" shouted Fred, pursuing the divided group in a zigzag, and cutting right and left with his whip.
  • Oh, confound it, Harriet!
  • Who would not, when there was the pretext of casting disgrace upon him, confound his whole life and the truths he had espoused, in one heap of obloquy?
  • Confound Casaubon!
  • "I have contradicted it, sir," Fred answered, with a touch of impatience, not remembering that his uncle did not verbally discriminate contradicting from disproving, though no one was further from confounding the two ideas than old Featherstone, who often wondered that so many fools took his own assertions for proofs.
  • If they had been at home, settled at Lowick in ordinary life among their neighbors, the clash would have been less embarrassing: but on a wedding journey, the express object of which is to isolate two people on the ground that they are all the world to each other, the sense of disagreement is, to say the least, confounding and stultifying.
  • On the contrary Lydgate was more than hurt—he was utterly confounded that she had risked herself on a strange horse without referring the matter to his wish.

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

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