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confound
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • 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.

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