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dismay
used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • Come on; in this there can be no dismay; My ships come home a month before the day.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — Venice. A public place (99% in)
  • With much much more dismay I view the fight than thou that mak'st the fray.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (19% in)
  • In such a night Did Thisby fearfully o'ertrip the dew, And saw the lion's shadow ere himself, And ran dismay'd away.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Belmont. The avenue to PORTIA's house (3% in)

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