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confound
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The Aeneid
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  • The third contain’d Eurytion’s noble name, Thy brother, Pandarus, and next in fame, Whom Pallas urg’d the treaty to confound, And send among the Greeks a feather’d wound.
  • A thousand various thoughts his soul confound; He star’d about, nor aid nor issue found; His own men stop the pass, and his own walls surround.
  • Messapus, eager to confound the peace, Spurr’d his hot courser thro’ the fighting prease, At King Aulestes, by his purple known A Tuscan prince, and by his regal crown; And, with a shock encount’ring, bore him down.
  • Now shake, out thy fruitful breast, the seeds Of envy, discord, and of cruel deeds: Confound the peace establish’d, and prepare Their souls to hatred, and their hands to war."

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

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