consternation


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What a consternation of soul was mine that dreary afternoon
Struck with consternation, the old gentleman exclaimed, "What do you tell me
It was on this very first day that I had the misfortune to throw her, though she was not subject to such weakness in general, into a state of violent consternation.
The wonder and consternation with which Joe stopped on the threshold of his bite and stared at me, were too evident to escape my sister's observation.
hurriedly left the church, tears streaming down his cheeks, to the complete dismay of the sad little group at the altar, and the consternation of all present.
They had hardly arrived there when Trefusis was announced, and he was in their presence before they had time to conceal the expression of consternation his name brought into their faces.
These words caused great consternation among all the ship's company, and only too soon we were to find out that the captain spoke truly.
In the afternoon, putting into the most convenient ports of the island, we came to anchor; very much to the amazement and terror of the inhabitants, who were not used to see any Portuguese ships upon their coasts, and were therefore under a great consternation at finding them even in their ports.
The sight that met my eyes as I stepped out upon a small ledge which ran before the entrance of the cave filled me with consternation.
And he imagined the consternation and the ejaculations of his mother and the young lady at the seminary as they drank his recitals.
He then handed her in, Maria followed, and the door was on the point of being closed, when he suddenly reminded them, with some consternation, that they had hitherto forgotten to leave any message for the ladies at Rosings.
Those of the little band who escaped fled in consternation to the camp, and spread direful reports of the force and ferocity of the enemy.