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chagrin
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War and Peace
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  • Though the source of M. Michaud’s chagrin must have been different from that which caused Russians to grieve, he had such a sad face when shown into the Emperor’s study that the latter at once asked: "Have you brought me sad news, Colonel?"
  • "He is a man in a gray overcoat, very anxious that I should call him ’Your Majesty,’ but who, to his chagrin, got no title from me!

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  • I bragged about how good our team was and then, much to my chagrin, we lost.
  • The state cut education funding, much to the chagrin of our school board.

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