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Definition severe worry or dismay
  • When you came to my house and told me I was distraught.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Following, Charles Halloway watched the distraught boy who led him; observed his head, his frame, the way his pelvis hung from his spine.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • In my defense, I was distraught about my children lying half-conscious at my feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The last time she'd seen him, she'd been distraught; the last time they'd been together, he hadn't bothered to say good-bye.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • "You're very distraught, which means 'upset."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • I sat on my bed, petting the still distraught Nala.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Leonardo is .... distraught.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • He lacked all capacity for sustained worry or the distraught vigilance that comes from paranoia.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Catherine was near distraught: still, she persisted that she must go home, and tried entreaty in her turn, persuading him to subdue his selfish agony.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "I can see that for myself," he snapped, distraught.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Teabing looked distraught.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In the holding cell, I found Shay still distraught, his eyes squinched shut.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The previous fall, when he'd come to take tea with Haji Ali, Mortenson had found Korphe's old nurmadhar distraught.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • My father gave money instead and she was distraught, saying that wasn't the same.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I swear I saw the ghost of Granny flit distraught around the room.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The distraught young man stood in the middle of the road and glared back at the town.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • To one side, on the couch, the distraught Mary Lincoln is being comforted by Clara Harris.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • I was so distraught over what happened to her that I wanted her to keep drinking, as if my blood could fix everything for her.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • And Valentine actually did seem distraught over their deaths.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Minho was standing behind him, looking distraught and dirty, and spotted Thomas first.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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