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dismay
used in Babbitt

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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • Then George F. Babbitt did a dismaying thing.
    Chapter 1 (43% in)
  • He liked to like the people about him; he was dismayed when they did not like him.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • He was dismayed by a sudden contempt for his surest friends.
    Chapter 9 (65% in)
  • However accustomed to the literary labors of advertisements and correspondence, Babbitt was dismayed on the evening when he sat down to prepare a paper which would take a whole ten minutes to read.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • A dinner two weeks off, even a family dinner, never seems so appalling, till the two weeks have astoundingly disappeared and one comes dismayed to the ambushed hour.
    Chapter 15 (84% in)
  • The agreeable child dismayed him.
    Chapter 18 (18% in)
  • It was dismaying to Babbitt to have such a person glower at him.
    Chapter 32 (20% in)
  • They were large, resolute, big-jawed men, and they were all high lords in the land of Zenith—Dr. Dilling the surgeon, Charles McKelvey the contractor, and, most dismaying of all, the white-bearded Colonel Rutherford Snow, owner of the Advocate-Times.
    Chapter 32 (22% in)

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