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aghast
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
shocked with feelings of surprise and dismay (sadness, disappointment, or worry)
  • She thought, aghast, that he said it as if he were actually happy.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (39% in)
  • And suddenly a thought came to him, and he realized, aghast, that he could not prove it had never occurred to him before; yet he knew, in complete honesty, even though it did astonish him, that he had never thought of this before.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (93% in)
  • He let her body fall back against the seat, and he stared at her, aghast.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (85% in)
  • Keating sat aghast for an instant; and then he found himself laughing easily in answer, as if at home with a very old friend.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (59% in)
  • "No!" said Hopton Stoddard, aghast.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (73% in)
  • I ought to fire Alvah, he thought—and then laughed at himself, aghast: fire Alvah Scarret?
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (61% in)

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