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confound
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

5 uses
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Definition
to confuse, prove wrong, frustrate, or express frustration
in various senses, including:
confuse or surprise — sometimes specifically to confuse one thing with another
  • "confounded by the puzzle" — confused or perplexed
  • "Test results confounded the experts." — surprised and confused
  • "Do not confound confidence with correctness." — mistake one thing for another
prove wrong, defeat, or frustrate
  • "The test results confounded my theory." — proved wrong
  • "Their defense confounded our offense." — defeated or frustrated
make worse
  • "She confounded the problem by painting without sanding." — made worse
  • "The task is complicated by other confounding factors." — making worse
an exclamation expressing anger or frustration
  • "Confound it! Will I ever get this thing to work?"
  • "I don't understand the confounded directions!"
  • Men, women, beasts, age, sex, health, maladies, all seemed to be in common among these people; all went together, they mingled, confounded, superposed; each one there participated in all.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (27% in)
  • "Fie!" said the stranger, "in a morality? you must not confound styles.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (31% in)
  • This semi-approbation sufficed for Gringoire, and, conducting his own affairs, he began to shout, confounding himself with the crowd as much as possible: "Begin the mystery again! begin again!"
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (54% in)
  • Pologne, Catalogue, Valogne, I always confound those three provinces, One thing is certain, that they are gypsies.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (60% in)
  • May the devil confound you!
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (79% in)

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