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disconcerting
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Babbitt
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  • It was a speculative venture to call on the Rieslings; interesting and sometimes disconcerting.
  • Several Boosters, including Babbitt, looked disconcerted.
  • The grimness of Gunch’s voice, the hardness of his jaw, disconcerted Babbitt, but he recovered and went on till they looked bored, then irritated, then as doubtful as Gunch.
  • He liked the Busy Folks’ Bible Class, composed of mature men and women and addressed by the old-school physician, Dr. T. Atkins Jordan, in a sparkling style comparable to that of the more refined humorous after-dinner speakers, but when he went down to the junior classes he was disconcerted.
  • But he was touched, and disconcerted, by the tactless way in which Overbrook praised him: "We’re mighty proud to have old George here to-night!

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  • It was disconcerting to realize the experts don’t really understand what is going on either.
  • Changing teachers in the middle of the semester was disconcerting.

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