discomfiture


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Related to discomfiture: bewilderment, albeit, indubitably, propensity
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I don't know," said Miss Tita; and now there was discomfiture in her face.
But the fight was not to go easily this day, for the soldiery, smarting from their recent discomfiture at the widow's cottage, and knowing that the eyes of the whole shire were upon them, fought well, and pressed closely after the retreating outlaws.
Donnithorne, he could not allow himself the pleasure of laughing at the old gentleman's discomfiture with any one besides his mother, who declared that if she were rich she should like to allow Mrs.
On looking towards her again, I perceived her face clouded with embarrassment, but she was still writing on most diligently; I paused a few seconds; she employed the interval in hurriedly re-perusing what she had written, and shame and discomfiture were apparent in her countenance; she evidently found she had made great nonsense of it.
I could have burst out crying in my bitter discomfiture, mortification, and alarm: to think that her life was in my hands, and that it depended, not on that prompt action which was the one course I had contemplated, but on twenty-four hours of resolute inactivity
The other apes derived unlimited amusement from Tublat's discomfiture, for Broken Nose was a disagreeable old fellow, whom no one liked, anyway.
Those strangely clad warriors seemed to him now to be looking down upon his discomfiture with a satanic smile, mocking the pygmy who had dared to raise his hand against one so jealously guarded.
Now that I have no occupation to keep my energies employed, now that my first sense of triumph in the discomfiture of the friends who have plotted against me has had time to subside, my mind reverts to the conversation that I have overheard, and considers it from a new point of view.
Despite the Delhi Police regularly carrying out drive against the rogue drivers and touts outside the airport, the problems persist much to the discomfiture of the visitors and flyers.
Upset at having their nominations rejected, a whole spectrum of rebels are adding to the discomfiture of their respective party leaders who have been working overtime to convince the dissidents to withdraw their nominations before the deadline tomorrow.
Therefore, if President Zardari today absolves his party from the discomfiture of bringing Musharraf to trial, he knows that the PMLN leader Mr Nawaz Sharif too is riding in the same boat with him," it went on to add.
Whatever the verdict on Ferdinand, we can expect blind devotion to him from those united fans who would have enjoyed his discomfiture if he was still a West Ham player.