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discomfit
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  • "How do you do, Mr. Krook?" says Mr. Guppy in some discomfiture.
  • Looking round, he beholds the young man of the name of Guppy, much discomfited and not presenting a very impressive letter of introduction in his manner and appearance.
  • Mr. Weevle and Mr. Guppy look at each other, the former as having relinquished the whole affair, the latter with a discomfited countenance as having entertained some lingering expectations yet.
  • Sir Leicester is whipped in to the rescue of the Doodle Party and the discomfiture of the Coodle Faction.
  • This tends to the discomfiture of Mr. Smallweed, who finds it so difficult to resume his object, whatever it may be, that he becomes exasperated and secretly claws the air with an impotent vindictiveness expressive of an intense desire to tear and rend the visage of Mr. George.

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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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