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distraught
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
extremely distressed—typically with worry or grief
  • At length, not coming out of her distraught state by degrees, but in an instant, Miss Havisham said, "Let me see you two play cards; why have you not begun?"
    Chapter 11 (73% in)
  • I use the word natural, in the sense of its being unaffected; there was something comic in his distraught way, as though it would have been downright ludicrous but for his own perception that it was very near being so.
    Chapter 23 (2% in)

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