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discomfit
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Anna Karenina
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  • He felt that he had penetrated more deeply than ever before into this intricate affair, and that he had originated a leading idea—he could say it without self-flattery—calculated to clear up the whole business, to strengthen him in his official career, to discomfit his enemies, and thereby to be of the greatest benefit to the government.

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  • She was discomfited by such a rude question.
  • The Senator discomfits the more extreme members of her party.

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