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The House of Mirth
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discomfit
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The House of Mirth
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  • But, after having let herself be surprised in a falsehood, it was doubly stupid to snub the witness of her discomfiture.
  • Stepney, since his marriage, had thickened and grown prudish, as the Van Osburgh husbands were apt to do; but his wife, to his surprise and discomfiture, had developed an earth-shaking fastness of gait which left him trailing breathlessly in her wake.
  • Rosedale, reddening to the roots of his glossy hair, received this announcement with a recoil which carried him to his feet, where he halted before her in an attitude of almost comic discomfiture.

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  • She was discomfited by such a rude question.
  • The Senator discomfits the more extreme members of her party.

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