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distraught
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  • The man’s mind is not so well balanced but that he bores my Lady, who, after a languid effort to listen, or rather a languid resignation of herself to a show of listening, becomes distraught and falls into a contemplation of the fire as if it were her fire at Chesney Wold, and she had never left it.
  • She would come occasionally, with her usual distraught manner, and sit calmly looking miles beyond her grandchild as if her attention were absorbed by a young Borrioboolan on its native shores.

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  • "If we go up there and start hugging people and crying and attempting things that make no sense with people who have no chance—all because we’re distraught . it’ll just hurt more folks in the long run.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • My father gave money instead and she was distraught, saying that wasn’t the same.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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