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confound
used in The Mill on the Floss

5 uses
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Definition
to confuse or cause to be unable to think clearly

or:

to refute or frustrate
  • But then, if they went to law, there was a chance for Mr. Tulliver to employ Counsellor Wylde on his side, instead of having that admirable bully against him; and the prospect of seeing a witness of Wakem's made to perspire and become confounded, as Mr. Tulliver's witness had once been, was alluring to the love of retributive justice.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (87% in)
  • "You help me, you silly little thing!" said Tom, in such high spirits at this announcement that he quite enjoyed the idea of confounding Maggie by showing her a page of Euclid.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (63% in)
  • "Help me on to that low horse," said Wakem to Luke, "then I shall perhaps manage; though—confound it—I think this arm is sprained."
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (48% in)
  • Confound the scissors!
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (8% in)
  • Confound it, then; what else do you want?
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- Wakem in a New Light (79% in)

There are no more uses of "confound" in The Mill on the Floss.

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