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dismay
used in Through the Looking-Glass

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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • she exclaimed in a tone of dismay, as she put her hands up to something very heavy, and fitted tight all round her head.
    Chapter 8 — 'It's my own Invention' (99% in)
dismay = to feel or cause sadness, worry, or discouragement — often in response to something surprising
  • 'At least,' she corrected herself on second thoughts, 'a beautiful cravat, I should have said—no, a belt, I mean—I beg your pardon!' she added in dismay, for Humpty Dumpty looked thoroughly offended, and she began to wish she hadn't chosen that subject.
    Chapter 6 — Humpty Dumpty (36% in)

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