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aghast
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
shocked with feelings of surprise and dismay (sadness, disappointment, or worry)
  • Happily it was the ground-floor, and the study was a one-storied wing to the house, so that the downfall made no alarming resonance, though Tom stood dizzy and aghast for a few minutes, dreading the appearance of Mr. or Mrs. Stelling.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (71% in)
  • Even with his twenty years' experience as a parish priest, he was aghast at the obstinate continuance of imputations against her in the face of evidence.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (2% in)

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