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confound
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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Definition
to confuse, prove wrong, frustrate, or express frustration
in various senses, including:
confuse or surprise — sometimes specifically to confuse one thing with another
  • "confounded by the puzzle" — confused or perplexed
  • "Test results confounded the experts." — surprised and confused
  • "Do not confound confidence with correctness." — mistake one thing for another
prove wrong, defeat, or frustrate
  • "The test results confounded my theory." — proved wrong
  • "Their defense confounded our offense." — defeated or frustrated
make worse
  • "She confounded the problem by painting without sanding." — made worse
  • "The task is complicated by other confounding factors." — making worse
an exclamation expressing anger or frustration
  • "Confound it! Will I ever get this thing to work?"
  • "I don't understand the confounded directions!"
  • What a confounded time this first act takes.
    Chapters 33-34 (73% in)
  • "Come," observed the countess, smiling, "I see my vampire is only some millionaire, who has taken the appearance of Lara in order to avoid being confounded with M. de Rothschild; and you have seen her?"
    Chapters 35-36 (68% in)
  • No, no, my dear fellow, do not confound our plans.
    Chapters 39-40 (16% in)
  • Then the foolish criminal is taken, imprisoned, interrogated, confronted, confounded, condemned, and cut off by hemp or steel; or if she be a woman of any consideration, they lock her up for life.
    Chapters 51-52 (74% in)
  • "Confound it, yes!" replied Danglars.
    Chapters 65-66 (68% in)
  • "Confound you and your punctuality!" said Andrea, throwing himself into a chair in a manner which implied that he would rather have flung it at the head of his host.
    Chapters 81-82 (16% in)
  • It is magnificent!" said Cavalcanti, who was quite confounded at the metallic sound of these golden words.
    Chapters 95-96 (54% in)
  • Oh, do not confound the two, Eugenie.
    Chapters 97-98 (5% in)

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