unnerve

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As he did it he avoided glancing at the sleeper, but not lest pity should unnerve him; merely to avoid spilling.
Flinging it far to one side he stood motionless for just an instant glaring into my face with such a horrid leer of malignant triumph as to almost unnerve me--then he sprang for me with his bare hands.
If his aim had been to unnerve her by the suddenness and mystery of his appearance he failed signally, for she did not even turn her head as she said: