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fluster
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
to be or cause to be nervous or upset
  • But she was flustered by Angus's sleek assurance, by his homage to her eyes and wit and reticence.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
  • In Mohalis she was flustered by the chatter of the students; she longed for her home-town, for the church sociables and the meetings of the women's club—they were studying Education this year and she hated to lose all the information about university ways.
    Chapter 5 (25% in)
  • So he came to the end of the year and graduated, looking rather flustered in his cap and gown.
    Chapter 10 (99% in)
  • He was flustered when he tried to prepare his notes, and on the morning of the affair he was chill as he remembered the dreadful thing he would do this day, but he was desperate with embarrassment when he came up to the Star of Hope Church.
    Chapter 20 (39% in)
  • He was flustered by Sondelius's hilarity, his compliments, his bounding optimism, his inaccuracy, his boasting, his oppressive bigness.
    Chapter 30 (75% in)
  • V. When Martin entered the Institute, his colleagues galloped up to shake hands and to exclaim, and if their praise was flustering, there is no time at which one can stomach so much of it as at homecoming.
    Chapter 36 (39% in)

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