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confound
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
to confuse, prove wrong, frustrate, or express frustration
in various senses, including:
confuse or surprise — sometimes specifically to confuse one thing with another
  • "confounded by the puzzle" — confused or perplexed
  • "Test results confounded the experts." — surprised and confused
  • "Do not confound confidence with correctness." — mistake one thing for another
prove wrong, defeat, or frustrate
  • "The test results confounded my theory." — proved wrong
  • "Their defense confounded our offense." — defeated or frustrated
make worse
  • "She confounded the problem by painting without sanding." — made worse
  • "The task is complicated by other confounding factors." — making worse
an exclamation expressing anger or frustration
  • "Confound it! Will I ever get this thing to work?"
  • "I don't understand the confounded directions!"
  • The rush of the daylight quite confounded me, and made me feel as if I had been in the candlelight of the strange room many hours.
    Chapter 8 (71% in)
  • Surrender, you two! and confound you for two wild beasts!
    Chapter 5 (56% in)
  • At those times, I would decide conclusively that my disaffection to dear old Joe and the forge was gone, and that I was growing up in a fair way to be partners with Joe and to keep company with Biddy,—when all in a moment some confounding remembrance of the Havisham days would fall upon me like a destructive missile, and scatter my wits again.
    Chapter 17 (97% in)
  • She could not get over my appearance, and was in the last degree confounded.
    Chapter 19 (84% in)
  • I derived from this speech that Mr. Herbert Pocket (for Herbert was the pale young gentleman's name) still rather confounded his intention with his execution.
    Chapter 22 (2% in)
  • It was tempting to think of that expensive Mercenary publicly airing his boots in the archway of the Blue Boar's posting-yard; it was almost solemn to imagine him casually produced in the tailor's shop, and confounding the disrespectful senses of Trabb's boy.
    Chapter 28 (11% in)
  • His sufferings were hailed with the greatest joy by a knot of spectators, and I felt utterly confounded.
    Chapter 30 (21% in)
  • They must not be confounded together.
    Chapter 36 (90% in)
  • "Only," said I, "that you would not confound them with the others.
    Chapter 44 (33% in)
  • That I had a fever and was avoided, that I suffered greatly, that I often lost my reason, that the time seemed interminable, that I confounded impossible existences with my own identity; that I was a brick in the house-wall, and yet entreating to be released from the giddy place where the builders had set me; that I was a steel beam of a vast engine, clashing and whirling over a gulf, and yet that I implored in my own person to have the engine stopped, and my part in it hammered off;...
    Chapter 57 (13% in)

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