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  • Both rose, red and disconcerted.
  • At last he said: ’So startling an announcement, so confidently made, and by such lips, is really disconcerting in the last degree.
  • She was not afraid of him, or in any way disconcerted; she seemed to have her mind entirely preoccupied with the occasion of her visit, and to have substituted that consideration for herself.
  • And she said it with such great condescension as well as with such great compassion for him, that Bounderby, — far more disconcerted than if she had thrown her workbox at the mirror, or swooned on the hearthrug, — corked up the smelling-salts tight in his pocket, and thought, ’Now confound this woman, who could have even guessed that she would take it in this way!’

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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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