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confound
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Heart of Darkness
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  • He appeared confounded for a moment.
  • Some confounded fact we men have been living contentedly with ever since the day of creation would start up and knock the whole thing over.
  • But at the moment it presented itself simply as a confounded nuisance.
  • Confound him!
  • And several times a week a coast caravan came in with trade goods,—ghastly glazed calico that made you shudder only to look at it, glass beads value about a penny a quart, confounded spotted cotton handkerchiefs.
  • Confound the man! he had kicked the very earth to pieces.
  • There was no room to turn even if I had wanted to, the snag was somewhere very near ahead in that confounded smoke, there was no time to lose, so I just crowded her into the bank—right into the bank, where I knew the water was deep.
  • And I remember I confounded the beat of the drum with the beating of my heart, and was pleased at its calm regularity.

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  • She confounded her critics.
  • She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.

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