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confound
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Oliver Twist
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  • Mr. Bumble sat himself down; quite confounded by the oddity of Mr. Grimwig’s manner.
  • Then confound your—slow coaches down here; that’s all,’ said the doctor, walking away.
  • Look sharp with the light, or I shall knock my brains out against something in this confounded hole.’
  • Confound the fellows, they will have the why and the wherefore, and will take nothing for granted.
  • ’Then turn towards home again,’ said Mr. Losberne to the driver; ’and don’t stop to bait the horses, till you get out of this confounded London!’
  • ’Where’s—confound the fellow, what’s his rascally name—Sikes; that’s it.
  • That it was possible even for justice itself to confound the innocent with the guilty when they were in accidental companionship, he knew already; and that deeply-laid plans for the destruction of inconveniently knowing or over-communicative persons, had been really devised and carried out by the Jew on more occasions than one, he thought by no means unlikely, when he recollected the general nature of the altercations between that gentleman and Mr. Sikes: which seemed to bear reference…
  • …of hawkers, the shouts, oaths, and quarrelling on all sides; the ringing of bells and roar of voices, that issued from every public-house; the crowding, pushing, driving, beating, whooping and yelling; the hideous and discordant din that resounded from every corner of the market; and the unwashed, unshaven, squalid, and dirty figures constantly running to and fro, and bursting in and out of the throng; rendered it a stunning and bewildering scene, which quite confounded the senses.

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