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confound
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The House of Mirth
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  • Lily’s visit to the Dorsets had resulted, for both, in the discovery that they could be of use to each other; and the civilized instinct finds a subtler pleasure in making use of its antagonist than in confounding him.
  • "Oh, confound it, you know, we don’t MARRY Rosedale in our family," Stepney languidly protested; but his wife, who sat in oppressive bridal finery at the other side of the room, quelled him with the judicial reflection: "In Lily’s circumstances it’s a mistake to have too high a standard."

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

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