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discomfit
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Hard Times
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  • Mr. Gradgrind was extremely discomfited by this unexpected question.
  • Here Mrs. Sparsit ceased; for Mr. Bounderby’s visage exhibited an extraordinary combination of all possible colours and expressions of discomfiture, as old Mrs. Pegler was disclosed to his view.

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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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