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used in War and Peace

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to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • "Andrew, already!" said the little princess, turning pale and looking with dismay at her husband.
    Book One — 1805 (**% in)
  • Anna Pavlovna in dismay detained him with the words: "Do you know the Abbe Morio?
    Book One — 1805 (6% in)
  • Tushin turned round in dismay.
    Book Two — 1805 (92% in)
  • He wished to take a decision, but felt with dismay that in this matter he lacked that strength of will which he had known in himself and really possessed.
    Book Three — 1805 (9% in)
  • Bagration, on seeing the salver, glanced around in dismay, as though seeking help.
    Book Four — 1806 (27% in)
  • "I do not understand," said Pierre, feeling with dismay doubts reawakening.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (7% in)
  • Two women ran out after them, and all four, looking round at the carriage, ran in dismay up the steps of the back porch.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (61% in)
  • Rostov, in dismay, began justifying himself, but seeing the kindly, jocular face of the general, he took him aside and in an excited voice told him the whole affair, asking him to intercede for Denisov, whom the general knew.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (93% in)
  • I dreamed that I was walking in the dark and was suddenly surrounded by dogs, but I went on undismayed.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (36% in)
  • Natasha was evidently dismayed at the thought of what he might think she had meant.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (98% in)
  • The countess, in dismay, looked up to heaven, clasped her hands, and turned angrily to her husband.
    Book Nine — 1812 (86% in)
  • They looked at each other with dismayed and embarrassed faces.
    Book Nine — 1812 (87% in)
  • She looked at him in dismay trying to guess what he wanted of her.
    Book Ten — 1812 (25% in)
  • Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide open with dismay and then took off his cap and crossed himself: "May the kingdom of Heaven be his!
    Book Ten — 1812 (43% in)
  • Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.
    Book Ten — 1812 (51% in)
  • "Not at all," rejoined the adjutant in dismay.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (23% in)
  • The countess opened her eyes in dismay and, seizing Sonya's arm, glanced around.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (40% in)
  • On the faces of all the Russians and of the French soldiers and officers without exception, he read the same dismay, horror, and conflict that were in his own heart.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (60% in)
  • Then suddenly, dismayed lest he had said too much, Petya stopped and blushed.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "dismay" in War and Peace.

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