But then, if they went to law, there was a chance for Mr. Tulliver to employ Counsellor Wylde on his side, instead of having that admirable bully against him; and the prospect of seeing a witness of Wakem’s made to perspire and become confounded, as Mr. Tulliver’s witness had once been, was alluring to the love of retributive justice.
"Help me on to that low horse," said Wakem to Luke, "then I shall perhaps manage; though—confound it—I think this arm is sprained."
Confound the scissors!
Confound it, then; what else do you want?
(You help me, you silly little thing!" said Tom, in such high spirits at this announcement that he quite enjoyed the idea of confounding Maggie by showing her a page of Euclid.
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She confounded her critics.
She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.