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  • I bragged about how good our team was and then, much to my chagrin, we lost.
  • The state cut education funding, much to the chagrin of our school board.
  • The chagrin in her tone was not because I was upset, but because she did not like being wrong.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Newspapers called them, to their chagrin, Genbaku Otome, a phrase that was translated into English, literally, as A-Bomb Maidens.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima

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  • Then they went from jeweler to jeweler, searching for a necklace like the other, trying to recall it, both sick with chagrin and grief.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • She drew back quickly with a cry, half of fear, half of chagrin.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Wrong time, wrong place, much to Bree’s chagrin.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • "Three days’ penalty with work."
    "What for, citizen chief?" asked Shukhov with more chagrin than he felt in his voice.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • He was still feeling a little chagrined, like it was his fault that they’d yet to try anything, but he didn’t offer any ideas.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The butler looked chagrined and let her in.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • And much to m),ever-loving chagrin.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Chagrined, she crossed her arms and felt something akin to a knife blade plunging into her back and shoulders while Travis readied the stethoscope.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • When all was in order, I focused the telescope; but to my chagrin I could see no wolves.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He glanced up at me and gave a chagrined smile.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Kit hesitated, chagrined.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • He was chagrined when next morning Attean came walking out of the woods and surprised him at his practice.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • There was some self-pity creeping in, and not a little chagrin at being stupid enough to just let them run when I didn’t know the country.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • But much to my chagrin, Drew is actually one of the few things in my day that I don’t completely dread, because at least with him, I feel a certain sense of control.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • When no one checked out a book in three years, officials were noticeably chagrined.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I can almost feel your chagrin as you read this, and see that "but I don’t know a damn thing about raising peanuts" look in your eye.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But she isn’t even aware of the chagrin this could cause.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • To my chagrin, Raleigh wandered up.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Once settled, he realized they were the Keepers, and to his chagrin that meant Gaily was among them.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • At any rate, he showed neither chagrin nor triumph.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Sherlock Holmes staggered back, white with chagrin and surprise.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Soraya joined me at San Jose State the following year and enrolled, to her father’s chagrin, in the teaching track.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He was dashing and dejected, poised and chagrined.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In her own past behaviour, there was a constant source of vexation and regret; and in the unhappy defects of her family, a subject of yet heavier chagrin.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • " When I didn’t say anything, he added, "Astonished, chagrined, and saddened.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • But he could not take root in any of these; with chagrin, he found his masters invariably whimsical and irregular, constantly running about the country, or on the look-out for adventure.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Her smile was full of chagrin.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • And by this token, not much of a money-making venture, for the Greater Good and the Greater Profit are not compatible aims, much to Father’s chagrin.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "You were about to confide it to Monsieur Bonacieux," said d’Artagnan, with chagrin.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Now Alex flushed with chagrin: at least she had a life to be changed.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • With this expression of feeling for his unfortunate friend, Master Bates sat himself on the nearest chair with an aspect of chagrin and despondency.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Once Dick located a cache of wine and whiskey bottles at the bottom of a ditch, and was chagrined to learn that his discovery was valueless.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Next day it all came out, sadly to my chagrin; and still I was not altogether sorry: I thought the burden of directing and warning would be more efficiently borne by him than me.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Many were the complaints below, and great the chagrin of the head cook at her failures.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The white man who had asked the question slapped his forehead in real chagrin.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • The blood rushed into my face, fueled by irritation and chagrin.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Seventeen years ago she was chagrined when I started dating Ted.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • She would go on like that for hours, connecting one offense to another until all of the things that chagrined her were spewed out.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Paul stepped back, chagrined.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She was only twenty-seven years old, and despite having two sons, Tony, who was eleven, and Wes, she was still young enough to enjoy partying, dancing, and being noticed by men—and noticing them back—much to the chagrin of her family and friends who ended up watching the boys so many nights.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It turns from me; it will not suffer further scrutiny; it seems to deny, by a mocking glance, the truth of the discoveries I have already made, — to disown the charge both of sensibility and chagrin: its pride and reserve only confirm me in my opinion.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "Am I, then, so very revolting?" he demanded, with an air of chagrin.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Munroe girls were concealing their chagrin at the defection of the swarthy Fontaine boys, but they were annoyed at the way Tony and Alex stood about the circle, jockeying for a position near Scarlett should any of the others arise from their places.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The courtesy of my husband was noised abroad to such an extent, that the boys gave him no peace in the street; and on this account, and because he was somewhat shortsighted, my lady dismissed him; and it was chagrin at this I am convinced beyond a doubt that brought on his death.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • When he finally crawled off the sofa, he was somewhat chagrined to see that the ice follies had fizzled out so quickly but delighted to see Nan and the kids when they showed up less than an hour later.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
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