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dismay
used in Jane Eyre

8 uses
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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • I had my own reasons for being dismayed at this apparition; too well I remembered the perfidious hints given by Mrs. Reed about my disposition, &c.
    Chapter 7 (26% in)
  • For nearly three months, I had never been called to Mrs. Reed's presence; restricted so long to the nursery, the breakfast, dining, and drawing-rooms were become for me awful regions, on which it dismayed me to intrude.
    Chapter 4 (36% in)
  • The refectory was a great, low-ceiled, gloomy room; on two long tables smoked basins of something hot, which, however, to my dismay, sent forth an odour far from inviting.
    Chapter 5 (43% in)
  • How fragrant was the steam of the beverage, and the scent of the toast! of which, however, I, to my dismay (for I was beginning to be hungry) discerned only a very small portion: Miss Temple discerned it too.
    Chapter 8 (57% in)
  • It was evident that in their former intercourse, the passive disposition of the one had been habitually influenced by the active energy of the other: whence then had arisen Mr. Rochester's dismay when he heard of Mr. Mason's arrival?
    Chapter 20 (40% in)
  • I gazed on it with gloom and pain: nothing soft, nothing sweet, nothing pitying, or hopeful, or subduing did it inspire; only a grating anguish for HER woes — not MY loss — and a sombre tearless dismay at the fearfulness of death in such a form.
    Chapter 21 (99% in)
  • I was weakly dismayed at the ignorance, the poverty, the coarseness of all I heard and saw round me.
    Chapter 31 (12% in)
  • I felt cold and dismayed: my worst fears then were probably true: he had in all probability left England and rushed in reckless desperation to some former haunt on the Continent.
    Chapter 33 (34% in)

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