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  • I’d get tired of his confounded buoyancy.
  • My complexion is rotten, and my hair is coming out, and I look like a potato-bag, and I think my arches are falling, and he isn’t a pledge of love, and I’m afraid he WILL look like us, and I don’t believe in mother-devotion, and the whole business is a confounded nuisance of a biological process," remarked Carol.

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  • She confounded her critics.
  • She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.

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