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  • It was disconcerting to realize the experts don’t really understand what is going on either.
  • Changing teachers in the middle of the semester was disconcerting.
  • She looked disconcerted by the revelation.
  • She is quite disconcerted.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front

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  • It was kind of disconcerting, because Poseidon listened so intently.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The new injury endowed the big oaf with a disconcerting lisp.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • ... asked the middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted,
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • Michael held off the tears, curious, but quite ready to continue in case Dad’s further revelation was as disconcerting as the original.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • We asked Colton about Satan a couple of times after that, but then gave up because whenever we did, his reaction was a little disconcerting: it was as if he changed instantly from a sunny little kid to someone who ran to a safe room, bolted the door, locked the windows, and pulled down the blinds.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • ...there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death

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  • This change of note disconcerted Ebenezer;
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • K. was disconcerted to notice that he understood no more than fragments of what the Italian said.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • At least it shadowed her eyes which are too large and can be disconcerting.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • It would have been less disconcerting if they’d been milky.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It was indeed Amatis, with her disconcerting Luke-blue eyes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Another was of a disconcertingly calm young man whose upper body appeared to be swarming with bees.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • A big, solid woman in her fifties, she wore her dark hair in a disconcertingly girlish Dutch boy bob.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It had required a week for me to get their measure, but they must have taken mine at our first meeting; and, while there was nothing overtly disdainful in their evident assessment of me, they managed to ignore my presence, and indeed my very existence, with a thoroughness which was somehow disconcerting.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Kaerva seemed disconcerted.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It started with disconcerted looks, his brows crinkled while he chewed on his bottom lip, followed by deep sighs and eventually sleepless nights, the floorboards creaking under his feet while I lay awake in my room, to where we are now, an inherent desperation in Henri’s strained voice.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Mrs. Traynor looked stunned, and then a bit disconcerted, and then her whole face closed off.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I did not know why humans consumed bug juice, or from which type of bug it had been extracted, but it was the tastiest part of the meal, which was disconcerting.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • He was a very blond, disconcertingly young man in a black suit, his skin so fair that you could see the blood coursing beneath it.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • It’s kind of disconcerting.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • It was the darkness of the womb, the prenatal darkness of embryos in that house, which was a little disconcerting but made for deep and luxuriant sleeping.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I said nothing, of course—Nathan being the ostensible master of the situation—but it troubled me painfully, troubled me that Sophie appeared to be so rapidly turning into a lush; and I was further disconcerted over the fact that Nathan did not seem to notice, or if he did, failed to take the protective measures that such heavy, distracted and potentially dangerous drinking called for.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She’s let her bleached strip grow out, so it’s disconcertingly two-toned.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "Give me back my keys," I said, disconcerted at not knowing how my keys had come into his possession.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • A thick lock of dark-brown hair had come loose and curved across his brow, making him look even more disconcertingly like Frank.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was disconcerting how perfectly equipped this room was for a woman.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • "Dad," I said, disconcerted.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It was . disconcerting, to have his horse’s thoughts translated to him, but he rose again, slid his hands along Darling’s flank.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • And then came that disconcerting ride.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • If he persisted in talking of such subjects, she had a disconcerting habit of falling asleep.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I look at the others’ disconcerted faces.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • A lot of guys find the cascade of bubbles across their faces extremely disconcerting.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Pierre was still afraid that this officer might inadvertently say something disconcerting to himself.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A disconcerting mixture of mud and pity was one thing, but kissing Rudy Steiner was something entirely different.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Frodo said nothing: the shrewd guesses of the farmer were rather disconcerting.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I put my question quickly and somewhat sternly, on purpose to disconcert him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He flopped comfortably into the chair which had been disconcerting his father.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • It was a disconcerting peculiarity which his face assumed at times; it gave the effect of a double exposure, an ominous emphasis.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "Oh er, really?" said Arthur, who was beginning to find the man’s curious, kindly manner disconcerting.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I was disconcerted, for I had broken away without quite seeing where I was going to.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • That would be infinitely more disconcerting.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • His gaze was disconcerting; it seemed that he was searching for something hidden in my face.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • But the longer it went on, with no one coming to the door, no one looking for him, the more certain he became that this was something deliberate, meant to disconcert him.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The whole design of the river seems disconcerted.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It didn’t sound like the destruction of the Hindenburg, but it was a little disconcerting.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Tom was a trifle disconcerted.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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