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consternation
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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  • Lady Bracknell.  [In a severe, judicial voice.]  Prism!  [Miss Prism bows her head in shame.]  Come here, Prism!  [Miss Prism approaches in a humble manner.]  Prism!  Where is that baby?  [General consternation...]

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  • With a look of consternation, her teacher asked if anyone had done the reading.
  • He was a natural athlete, but to the coaches consternation, he tended to forget the play in the heat of the moment.

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