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dismay
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

15 uses
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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • The others looked dismayed; only Aragorn, who knew Gandalf well, remained silent and unmoved.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (46% in)
dismayed = worried or discouraged
  • Even in ancient days they were, as a rule, shy of 'the Big Folk', as they call us, and now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find.
    Prologue (3% in)
  • Even as they looked out in dismay towards the setting sun, it sank before their eyes into a white sea, and a cold grey shadow sprang up in the East behind.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Fog on the Barrow-Downs (23% in)
  • But very soon he came back in dismay.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (10% in)
  • It was answered; and to the dismay of Frodo and his friends out from the trees and rocks away on the left four other Riders came flying.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (90% in)
  • Those that were behind drew back in dismay.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (99% in)
  • Caught between fire and water, and seeing an Elf-lord revealed in his wrath, they were dismayed, and their horses were stricken with madness.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (28% in)
  • 'But within those bounds nothing seems to dismay him,' said Erestor.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (83% in)
  • 'But that will leave no place for us!' cried Pippin in dismay.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (19% in)
  • He could not guess what was the other dark and secret way, but the very mention of it had seemed to fill Aragorn with dismay, and Frodo was glad that it had been abandoned.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (69% in)
  • The affray was sharp, but the orcs were dismayed by the fierceness of the defence.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (37% in)
  • He gave a cry of dismay and fear.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (78% in)
  • Whatever it was, its fall has dismayed our enemies.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (57% in)
  • To his dismay the edges gleamed dimly in the night.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (4% in)
  • An exclamation of dismay came from the empty boat.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (88% in)

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