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  • ’And the widow, too,’ added Mr Nickleby, ’and all three in London, confound them; all three here, Newman.’
  • Confound his impudence!’ muttered Squeers, rapping the stair-rail impatiently with his cane.
  • Isn’t it extraordinary to see a man’s confounded family conceit blinding him, even to his own interest?
  • ’What a confounded distance!
  • Confound these fellows!’ thought Nicholas; ’they have come to breakfast, I suppose.
  • Confound it!’ reasoned the lord, ’you were thick enough with her that day, anyhow.
  • Confound his impudence!’ said Nicholas, firing immediately.
  • ’I mustn’t be cracking jokes though, for I’ve got a part of twelve lengths here, which I must be up in tomorrow night, and I haven’t had time to look at it yet; I’m a confounded quick study, that’s one comfort.’
  • Why did you never give those confounded papers the lie?
  • ’If you seek to recall any particular dashing man to my recollection by such a trait as that,’ said Ralph, shrugging his shoulders, ’I shall confound him with nine-tenths of the dashing men I have ever known.’
  • CHAPTER 34 Wherein Mr Ralph Nickleby is visited by Persons with whom the Reader has been already made acquainted ’What a demnition long time you have kept me ringing at this confounded old cracked tea-kettle of a bell, every tinkle of which is enough to throw a strong man into blue convulsions, upon my life and soul, oh demmit,’—said Mr Mantalini to Newman Noggs, scraping his boots, as he spoke, on Ralph Nickleby’s scraper.

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

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