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dismay
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Babbitt
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  • Then George F. Babbitt did a dismaying thing.
  • He liked to like the people about him; he was dismayed when they did not like him.
  • He was dismayed by a sudden contempt for his surest friends.
  • The agreeable child dismayed him.
  • A dinner two weeks off, even a family dinner, never seems so appalling, till the two weeks have astoundingly disappeared and one comes dismayed to the ambushed hour.
  • II However accustomed to the literary labors of advertisements and correspondence, Babbitt was dismayed on the evening when he sat down to prepare a paper which would take a whole ten minutes to read.
  • It was dismaying to Babbitt to have such a person glower at him.
  • They were large, resolute, big-jawed men, and they were all high lords in the land of Zenith—Dr. Dilling the surgeon, Charles McKelvey the contractor, and, most dismaying of all, the white-bearded Colonel Rutherford Snow, owner of the Advocate-Times.

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  • Don’t be dismayed. I have a solution.
  • Hope was replaced by dismay.

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