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  • He was disconcerted and walked to the window; I almost believed with an intention of jumping out, until he turned and I was reassured by seeing in his eyes what he had gone there to hide.
  • He sat down, a little disconcerted by my presence, I thought, and without looking at me, drew his heavy sunburnt hand across and across his upper lip.
  • His once more reddening through his brown and being disconcerted by his efforts to remember the association brought my guardian to his relief.
  • Then coughs his cough of trouble and says, "This is a dreadful mystery, my love!" still fearfully disconcerted by Mrs. Snagsby’s eye.
  • The disconcerted young man bows, as he goes out, and cringingly hopes that Mr. Tulkinghorn of the Fields is well.
  • He was not in the least disconcerted by our appearance, but rose and received us in his usual airy manner.
  • I was much disconcerted, but I reflected that if the main point were gained, it mattered little how strangely he perverted everything leading to it.
  • The present effect of this flight of oratory—much admired for its general power by Mr. Chadband’s followers—being not only to make Mr. Chadband unpleasantly warm, but to represent the innocent Mr. Snagsby in the light of a determined enemy to virtue, with a forehead of brass and a heart of adamant, that unfortunate tradesman becomes yet more disconcerted and is in a very advanced state of low spirits and false position when Mr. Chadband accidentally finishes him.
  • "Well, sir," says the trooper, looking into his hat after another disconcerted pause, "I am sorry not to have given you more satisfaction.
  • "Tony," says Mr. Guppy, a little disconcerted, "to be unreserved with you, I don’t greatly relish the house, except in your company, and therefore I have not; and therefore I proposed this little appointment for our fetching away your things.

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  • It was disconcerting to realize the experts don’t really understand what is going on either.
  • Changing teachers in the middle of the semester was disconcerting.

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