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dismay

dismay

dismay Sentence Examples

  • Cynthia's little shriek of dismay caused Dean to turn.

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  • To her dismay, the traitor's name came out a half sob.

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  • To my dismay I found that it was in the American notation.

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  • "You didn't, did you?" she stared at him in a cross between dismay and amazement.

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  • She turned on the device and waited, uttering a cry of dismay when she saw the background.

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  • He wished to take a decision, but felt with dismay that in this matter he lacked that strength of will which he had known in himself and really possessed.

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  • Bagration, on seeing the salver, glanced around in dismay, as though seeking help.

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  • On the faces of all the Russians and of the French soldiers and officers without exception, he read the same dismay, horror, and conflict that were in his own heart.

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  • He was compelled to take to flight with very few companions, but his great personal courage and daring struck the army of his opponents with such dismay that they again returned to their allegiance and Baber regained his kingdom.

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  • Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.

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  • Much to their dismay, the incoming plane for Cynthia's scheduled flight had been diverted to Grand Junction, sixty miles further away.

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  • The countess, in dismay, looked up to heaven, clasped her hands, and turned angrily to her husband.

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  • Indeed, of this porcelain it may be said that, from the monster pieces of blue-and-white manufactured at Setovases six feet high and garden pillar-lamps half as tall again do not dismay the BishU ceramistto tiny coffee-cups decorated in Tokyo, with theil delicate miniatures of birds, flowers, insects, fishes and so forth, everything indicates the death of the old severe aestheticism.

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  • The countess opened her eyes in dismay and, seizing Sonya's arm, glanced around.

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  • "I do not understand," said Pierre, feeling with dismay doubts reawakening.

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  • To provide against the intended action of the first, Zaki detached his nephew, Ali Murad, at the head of his best troops to proceed with all speed to the north; and, as to the second, the seizure of such families of Sadiks followers as were then within the walls of the town, and other violent measures, struck such dismay into the hearts of the besieging soldiers that they dispersed and abandoned their leader to his fate.

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  • She looked at him in dismay trying to guess what he wanted of her.

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  • It already, however, bore within it the germ of decay; the accumulation of treasure in the capital had led to a corruption of the simple manners of the earlier times; the exhaustion of the tribes through the heavy blood tax had roused discontent among them; the plundering of the holy places, the attacks on the pilgrim caravans under the escort of Turkish soldiers, and finally, in 1810, the desecration of the tomb of Mahomet and the removal of its costly treasures, raised a cry of dismay throughout the Mahommedan world, and made it clear even to the Turkish sultan that unless the Wahhabi power were crushed his claims to the caliphate were at an end.

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  • News of these occurrences was received with dismay in England.

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  • "Andrew, already!" said the little princess, turning pale and looking with dismay at her husband.

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  • Anna Pavlovna in dismay detained him with the words: Do you know the Abbe Morio?

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  • Rostov, in dismay, began justifying himself, but seeing the kindly, jocular face of the general, he took him aside and in an excited voice told him the whole affair, asking him to intercede for Denisov, whom the general knew.

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  • Many of the clergy who had hitherto supported the baronial cause drew back in dismay at the popes attitude.

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  • The Girondists were idealists, doctrinaires and theorists rather than men of action; they encouraged, it is true, the "armed petitions" which resulted, to their dismay, in the emeute of the 10th of June; but Roland, turning the ministry of the interior into a publishing office for tracts on the civic virtues, while in the provinces riotous mobs were burning the chateaux unchecked, is more typical of their spirit.

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  • The seneschal of the court, a coward who has been watching for such an opportunity, cuts off the dragon's head, and, presenting it to the king, claims the reward, much to the dismay of Iseult and her mother.

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  • When Mr Lloyd George, on the 29th of April, introduced his budget, its revolutionary character, however, created widespread dismay in the City and among the propertied classes.

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  • Another day he falls in with a decrepit old man, and stricken with dismay at the sight, renews his questions and hears for the first time of death.

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  • The Bonapartists had attached themselves to the general, and even the comte de Paris encouraged his followers to support him, to the dismay of those old-fashioned Royalists who resented Boulanger's treatment of the duc d'Aumale.

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  • Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide open with dismay and then took off his cap and crossed himself:

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  • Soon the gloomy fortress of Triana, on the opposite bank of the Guadalquivir, was prepared as the palace of the Holy Office; and the terror-stricken Sevillianos read with dismay over the portals the motto of the Inquisition: "Exsurge, Domine, Judica causam tuam, Capite nobis vulpes."

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  • He therefore heard without dismay at the end of March that Prussia had joined Russia in a league in which Sweden was now an active participant.

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  • Yet the feelings of dismay and even ridicule with which this proclamation was received by the Mussulmans in many parts of the country show how great a change it instituted, and how strong was the opposition which it encountered among the ruling race.

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  • Two women ran out after them, and all four, looking round at the carriage, ran in dismay up the steps of the back porch.

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  • After his admission into the Roman Catholic Church he had, rather to the dismay of his friends, entered the married state, and for a time had to struggle with poverty.

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  • In Italy the news of the defeat of Adowa caused deep discouragement and dismay.

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  • She gasped in dismay.

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  • He stood and walked over to her, staring down at her in dismay.

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  • Jessi asked in dismay.

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  • In Italy the news of the defeat of Adowa caused deep discouragement and dismay.

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  • In a hymn to the Saviour composed at this time he gave vent to his prophetic dismay.

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  • Quinn agreed with Betsy, much to Martha's dismay.

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  • "I only have four dollars," she said with some dismay.

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  • She watched in dismay as images of Gabriel played.

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  • Cynthia's little shriek of dismay caused Dean to turn.

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  • "You didn't, did you?" she stared at him in a cross between dismay and amazement.

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  • As the Deans entered the kitchen they both saw with dismay, Effie Quincy, seated at the table, milk glass in one hand, and the Annie Quincy notebook in the other.

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  • Much to their dismay, the incoming plane for Cynthia's scheduled flight had been diverted to Grand Junction, sixty miles further away.

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  • The boys in suits were keeping most of the facts to themselves, much to Leland Anderson's dismay.

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  • He shook his head in dismay.

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  • What dismay she felt at Jonny's first killing a week ago had slid into understanding that the Black God was merely becoming what he was.

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  • She gasped in dismay.

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  • To her dismay, the traitor's name came out a half sob.

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  • He stood and walked over to her, staring down at her in dismay.

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  • Soon the gloomy fortress of Triana, on the opposite bank of the Guadalquivir, was prepared as the palace of the Holy Office; and the terror-stricken Sevillianos read with dismay over the portals the motto of the Inquisition: "Exsurge, Domine, Judica causam tuam, Capite nobis vulpes."

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  • He was compelled to take to flight with very few companions, but his great personal courage and daring struck the army of his opponents with such dismay that they again returned to their allegiance and Baber regained his kingdom.

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  • After his admission into the Roman Catholic Church he had, rather to the dismay of his friends, entered the married state, and for a time had to struggle with poverty.

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  • He therefore heard without dismay at the end of March that Prussia had joined Russia in a league in which Sweden was now an active participant.

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  • Indeed, of this porcelain it may be said that, from the monster pieces of blue-and-white manufactured at Setovases six feet high and garden pillar-lamps half as tall again do not dismay the BishU ceramistto tiny coffee-cups decorated in Tokyo, with theil delicate miniatures of birds, flowers, insects, fishes and so forth, everything indicates the death of the old severe aestheticism.

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  • The French soon discovered to their dismay that, from behind the rubble walls of every field, the agile Maltese were unassailable.

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  • The Girondists were idealists, doctrinaires and theorists rather than men of action; they encouraged, it is true, the "armed petitions" which resulted, to their dismay, in the emeute of the 10th of June; but Roland, turning the ministry of the interior into a publishing office for tracts on the civic virtues, while in the provinces riotous mobs were burning the chateaux unchecked, is more typical of their spirit.

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  • The seneschal of the court, a coward who has been watching for such an opportunity, cuts off the dragon's head, and, presenting it to the king, claims the reward, much to the dismay of Iseult and her mother.

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  • He is also bisexual, which some of the cast members express dismay about.

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  • Much to the dismay of their parents, the phone lines were tied up for hours.

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  • She shook her head in dismay.

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  • Quinn agreed with Betsy, much to Martha's dismay.

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  • "I only have four dollars," she said with some dismay.

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  • Elisabeth closed her eyes in dismay.

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  • Katie shook her head in dismay.

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  • "Fished in the mail box," Fred offered, to Dean's dismay.

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  • The boys in suits were keeping most of the facts to themselves, much to Leland Anderson's dismay.

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  • He shook his head in dismay.

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  • What dismay she felt at Jonny's first killing a week ago had slid into understanding that the Black God was merely becoming what he was.

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  • trade had almost disappeared, the French and pirates of all nations had possession of the Channel, and the nation had lost heart, because there seemed no way out of the trouble save domestic strife, to which all looked forward with dismay.

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  • In France these events were regarded with dismay.

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  • She shook her head in dismay.

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  • Elisabeth closed her eyes in dismay.

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  • Katie shook her head in dismay.

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  • "Fished in the mail box," Fred offered, to Dean's dismay.

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  • She turned on the device and waited, uttering a cry of dismay when she saw the background.

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  • Jessi asked in dismay.

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  • Their faces were a picture of dismay, and I had to swallow an evil chuckle.

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  • Much to her dismay she finds the place predictably conservative and even somewhat diminutive of a woman's role in society.

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  • They expressed dismay over the emphasis placed on making loans.

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  • The US vote caused deep dismay, not least among its allies.

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  • In Brussels, Poul Nielson, the European Union commissioner for development, voiced dismay at the text.

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  • Then, to our utter dismay, we watched Mr Clamp light the petrol-soaked hay with a burning brand!

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  • There would be widespread dismay were the legislation not to feature in the next Queen's speech.

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  • The man - it is Guy Fawkes - showeth not the least dismay.

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  • Then they escorted her to the ladder, and Jurgis heard her give an exclamation of dismay.

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  • flyobertson, Malone and Bernard also watched in dismay as their headed efforts flew over the crossbar.

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  • He quickly threw open his cloak to peer in dismay at the pile of popcorn pooled in his pelvic girdle.

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  • indescribable horror and dismay.

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  • irrational to feel dismay at that prospect?

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  • To his horror and dismay, he has no wife or children, only enemies, associates, and the occasional loyal manservant.

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  • In her dismay at watching her luggage fall, she did not see the marmots.

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  • Apart from publishing an occasional Op-Ed or signing the odd manifesto, they were stuck on the sidelines, watching with dismay.

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  • reacted with dismay.

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  • The actions of the junior senator have caused alarm and dismay among our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies.

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  • To publicize differences was merely to highlight division and cause dismay in the ranks of many loyalists already sickened by the divisions within Unionism.

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  • watched in dismay as their headed efforts flew over the crossbar.

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  • A lightning charge of Yilderim Bayezid's dispelled the confidence of the enemy, scattering death and dismay in their ranks.

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  • Yet the feelings of dismay and even ridicule with which this proclamation was received by the Mussulmans in many parts of the country show how great a change it instituted, and how strong was the opposition which it encountered among the ruling race.

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  • Curiosity impelled him to remain and watch the progress of such a novel phenomenon; but curiosity was changed into dismay as the terrific character of the phenomenon unfolded itself.

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  • It already, however, bore within it the germ of decay; the accumulation of treasure in the capital had led to a corruption of the simple manners of the earlier times; the exhaustion of the tribes through the heavy blood tax had roused discontent among them; the plundering of the holy places, the attacks on the pilgrim caravans under the escort of Turkish soldiers, and finally, in 1810, the desecration of the tomb of Mahomet and the removal of its costly treasures, raised a cry of dismay throughout the Mahommedan world, and made it clear even to the Turkish sultan that unless the Wahhabi power were crushed his claims to the caliphate were at an end.

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  • In a hymn to the Saviour composed at this time he gave vent to his prophetic dismay.

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  • When Mr Lloyd George, on the 29th of April, introduced his budget, its revolutionary character, however, created widespread dismay in the City and among the propertied classes.

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  • The Bonapartists had attached themselves to the general, and even the comte de Paris encouraged his followers to support him, to the dismay of those old-fashioned Royalists who resented Boulanger's treatment of the duc d'Aumale.

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  • 12-15), and when the people, in dismay at the prolonged absence of their leader, demanded a god, it was at the instigation of Aaron that the golden calf was made (see Calf, Golden).

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  • To provide against the intended action of the first, Zaki detached his nephew, Ali Murad, at the head of his best troops to proceed with all speed to the north; and, as to the second, the seizure of such families of Sadiks followers as were then within the walls of the town, and other violent measures, struck such dismay into the hearts of the besieging soldiers that they dispersed and abandoned their leader to his fate.

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  • "That we should have lost the constitutional battle does not distress us so much," wrote Gustavus, in the bitterness of his heart; "but what does dismay me is to see my poor nation so sunk in corruption as to place its own felicity in absolute anarchy."

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  • Much to her father's dismay, Emily wants to pursue a career in broadcast journalism rather than work in the family business.

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  • Another day he falls in with a decrepit old man, and stricken with dismay at the sight, renews his questions and hears for the first time of death.

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  • Many of the clergy who had hitherto supported the baronial cause drew back in dismay at the popes attitude.

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  • trade had almost disappeared, the French and pirates of all nations had possession of the Channel, and the nation had lost heart, because there seemed no way out of the trouble save domestic strife, to which all looked forward with dismay.

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  • In France these events were regarded with dismay.

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  • News of these occurrences was received with dismay in England.

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  • She shrinks from the thought of death with evident dismay.

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  • Tushin turned round in dismay.

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  • "Not at all," rejoined the adjutant in dismay.

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  • At the 1 February meeting those present were shown the currently proposed wording of this section by Dr. Pickles, and reacted with dismay.

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  • The actions of the junior senator have caused alarm and dismay among our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies.

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  • To publicize differences was merely to highlight division and cause dismay in the ranks of many loyalists already sickened by the divisions within Unionism.

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  • To many customer's dismay, in 1991, Procter and Gamble purchased the Max Factor line of cosmetics and ceased production of their famous X-Rated lip gloss in 2003.

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  • I first tested it while drinking coffee, and to my dismay, almost all of the lipstick transferred to my cup; almost none was left on my lips, so that all that was left was a ring around the "outline of my lips- not a pretty look!

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  • Yahoo mail is occasionally down for sever maintenance or repair - causing users dismay.

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  • Some of these methods are met with great dismay by animal lovers and activists.

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  • Much to fans' dismay, Jerry Seinfeld decided to pull the plug on his sitcom - preferring to leave the airwaves on a high note rather than running the risk of losing steam, as so many sitcoms do.

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  • On the "Kayt Was Here" blog a woman expressed her dismay at flying through Denver International and seeing several men wearing the short pants with birkenstock sandals, calling it the "pants of the devil".

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  • Organic lip balm can be difficult to find, much to the dismay of the eco-conscious consumer.

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  • When semi-nude photos of the popular star appeared on the Internet, fans expressed both shock and dismay.

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  • Salma was also an accomplished gymnast who longed to compete in the Olympics, but much to her dismay, her father forbade her to take part.

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  • Scorpio wants quite a few things from her lover, and her mate will surely feel the unpleasant sting of her dismay if she's unhappy in any area of her love life.

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  • The organization's designation is a source of inspiration for some, but a source of dismay for others.

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  • This school of thought was obviously met with much dismay, as well as fear.

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  • This may have been to the dismay of long-term faithfuls, but The Cure would be considered an outright pop band during this era.

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  • Much the dismay of P2P music downloading fans everywhere, Windows Vista and Limewire did not take to each other very well, halting the download capabilities of Windows Vista users.

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  • Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright (Much to the dismay of some music fans, this is not the version in the film.

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  • To the dismay of the band, who loved and recorded a great deal of acoustic music, this album is often considered the first heavy metal album.

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  • Starr followed him and replaced him with Joey McIntyre, much to the rest of the boys' dismay.

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  • Panama City, Daytona Beach and Ft. Lauderdale used to be party central, with college kids from all over the country pouring into the state to get wild every year, much to the dismay of some residents.

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