discomfit


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Related to discomfit: deject, inculcate, elicits
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It discomfits their enemies, makes the hearts of their friends glad, and they themselves know more about it than any one."
"Talk of Scylla and Charybdis!" soliloquized the discomfited Tom, as he wiped the perspiration from his face--"Where the d l does he think I am to find the $50,000 he wants, unless he first gives them to me?
Jones’ voice, the steward ceased his employment, and Hiram had an opportunity of raising his discomfited visage toward the mediator.
But the boys agreed the trouble was cheap at the price of triumph and glory, and they thought with grief over all the beautiful things that they might have said to the discomfited Carrie.
through and through with a Paixhan bomb, or knocked him in the head with the "Poets and Poetry of America," he could hardly have been more discomfited than when I addressed him with those simple words: "Dammit, what are you about?- don't you hear?
Looking round, he beholds the young man of the name of Guppy, much discomfited and not presenting a very impressive letter of introduction in his manner and appearance.
Of course it would open if I puff like this, but I never do, because I hardly ever run," explained Rose, rather discomfited by this discovery.
And Ugh-Gluk withdrew discomfited, the women laughing at him as he walked away.
Conventional wisdom is that Iran wants nuclear weapons either to destroy Israel or to enhance its position as hegemon of the Persian Gulf to discomfit and oust the Americans.
Moreover, the Member of Parliament said that Deputy General Michel Aoun is currently exerting pressure on the Lebanese President in a bid to "discomfit then overthrow" him, at the time that the ruling team is looking forward to have Sleiman cave in to their demands and conditions.
To the probable discomfit of legal purists, Roach (government and international affairs, U.
Unabashedly hillbilly in a way that doesn't fit into accepted Dirty South b-boy modalities, Troy confronts unavoidable discomfit of his racialized and class-ascendant presence head on.