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dismay
used in Lonesome Dove

6 uses
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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • To his dismay, the sight of such a safe, familiar place made him want to cry.
    Chapters 11-12 (38% in)
  • He repeated several times his dismay at her having been stuck for so long in a dismal hole like Lonesome Dove.
    Chapters 17-18 (3% in)
  • Then, to his dismay, he looked back and saw twenty or thirty cattle standing behind them.
    Chapters 25-25 (46% in)
  • He tipped his hat to Peach and started for the cabin, but to his dismay Peach and Charlie stayed right at his heels.
    Chapters 28-29 (45% in)
  • The Indians were dismayed; they flailed at the horses with their rifles, but the horses were spooked.
    Chapters 56-57 (12% in)
  • They jabbered and pointed to the west, laughing, and then, to his dismay, three of them began to whoop at the cattle and got them started west.
    Chapters 66-67 (89% in)

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