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used in Middlemarch

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to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • When Will had ceased to speak she had become an image of sickened misery: her lips were pale, and her eyes had a tearless dismay in them.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (49% in)
  • For a moment Fred looked at the horizon with a dismayed anxiety, and then turning with a quick movement said almost sharply— "Do you mean to say, Mrs. Garth, that Mr. Farebrother is in love with Mary?"
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (38% in)

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