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consternation
used in Gone with the Wind

11 uses
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Definition
dismay (unhappiness, worry, and often confusion) — typically over something unexpected
  • There was a look of consternation in them, of incredulity and something more—what was it?
    1.6 (66% in)
  • The town was even more alive than she realized, for there were new barrooms by the dozens; prostitutes, following the army, swarmed the town and bawdy houses were blossoming with women to the consternation of the church people.
    2.8 (36% in)
  • A cold qualm of guilt assailed Scarlett at the thought of Ellen's consternation, should she ever learn of her daughter's scandalous conduct.
    2.10 (7% in)
  • Mrs. Merriwether, who had never kissed her husband until after the wedding ceremony, could scarcely believe her eyes when she caught Maybelle kissing the little Zouave, Rene Picard, and her consternation was even greater when Maybelle refused to be ashamed.
    2.12 (8% in)
  • "But, Sister," said Carreen, her sweet childish face blank with consternation.
    3.25 (86% in)
  • Scarlett grinned a little grimly thinking of the consternation such an idea would bring to those who knew her.
    3.26 (45% in)
  • At that, Scarlett gave her the longpromised slap, hitting her so hard it knocked her screaming to the bed and caused great consternation throughout the house.
    3.29 (33% in)
  • At this question, Peter's jaw suddenly dropped and guilt and consternation swept over his wrinkled black face.
    3.30 (32% in)
  • Alarm was added to consternation at the change in Melanie's face.
    5.49 (8% in)
  • She wrote Colonel Carlton and to her consternation received a reply praising Rhett's services in no uncertain terms.
    5.52 (58% in)
  • There was consternation in the ranks of the Scallawags, the Carpetbaggers and the Republicans.
    5.58 (84% in)

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