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dismay
used in A Man Named Dave

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Definition
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • On the lighter side, they were dismayed at my naivete and ignorance.
    p. 30.6
  • Even though for years Father had at times watched in dismay while he sipped his evening drink when Mother had me swallow tablespoons of ammonia or shrug his shoulders while she'd beat me senseless, I had always felt safer whenever he was in the house.
    p. 5.3
  • She shook her head in dismay.
    p. 99.1
  • Afterward, as I regained consciousness in the bathroom, while blood poured from my chest, Mother announced to my dismay that she could never take me to hospital for fear of exposing the secret.
    p. 152.9
  • To my own dismay, and after a lifetime of constantly proving my worthiness to others, I did not—I could not—forgive Mother.
    p. 252.1
  • Upon landing I was immediately reprimanded by my superior, who rolled his eyes in mock dismay.
    p. 255.6

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