How to use Dismay in a sentence
Cynthia's little shriek of dismay caused Dean to turn.
To her dismay, the traitor's name came out a half sob.
To my dismay I found that it was in the American notation.
She turned on the device and waited, uttering a cry of dismay when she saw the background.
Jessi asked in dismay.Advertisement
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.
She shook her head in dismay.
She looked at him in dismay trying to guess what he wanted of her.
News of these occurrences was received with dismay in England.
She gasped in dismay.Advertisement
The countess, in dismay, looked up to heaven, clasped her hands, and turned angrily to her husband.
Much to their dismay, the incoming plane for Cynthia's scheduled flight had been diverted to Grand Junction, sixty miles further away.
He stood and walked over to her, staring down at her in dismay.
The countess opened her eyes in dismay and, seizing Sonya's arm, glanced around.
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.Advertisement
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.
He quickly threw open his cloak to peer in dismay at the pile of popcorn pooled in his pelvic girdle.
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.
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.
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.Advertisement
Much to her father's dismay, Emily wants to pursue a career in broadcast journalism rather than work in the family business.
He is also bisexual, which some of the cast members express dismay about.
Elisabeth closed her eyes in dismay.
Katie shook her head in dismay.
The boys in suits were keeping most of the facts to themselves, much to Leland Anderson's dismay.Advertisement
He shook his head in dismay.
In Italy the news of the defeat of Adowa caused deep discouragement and dismay.
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.
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.
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.
In a hymn to the Saviour composed at this time he gave vent to his prophetic dismay.
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.
Many of the clergy who had hitherto supported the baronial cause drew back in dismay at the popes attitude.
In France these events were regarded with dismay.
She watched in dismay as images of Gabriel played.
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.
Their faces were a picture of dismay, and I had to swallow an evil chuckle.
The US vote caused deep dismay, not least among its allies.
There would be widespread dismay were the legislation not to feature in the next Queen's speech.
Then they escorted her to the ladder, and Jurgis heard her give an exclamation of dismay.
To his horror and dismay, he has no wife or children, only enemies, associates, and the occasional loyal manservant.
In her dismay at watching her luggage fall, she did not see the marmots.
Apart from publishing an occasional Op-Ed or signing the odd manifesto, they were stuck on the sidelines, watching with dismay.
The actions of the junior senator have caused alarm and dismay among our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies.
To publicize differences was merely to highlight division and cause dismay in the ranks of many loyalists already sickened by the divisions within Unionism.
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.
The French soon discovered to their dismay that, from behind the rubble walls of every field, the agile Maltese were unassailable.
Bagration, on seeing the salver, glanced around in dismay, as though seeking help.
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.
The organization's designation is a source of inspiration for some, but a source of dismay for others.
A lightning charge of Yilderim Bayezid's dispelled the confidence of the enemy, scattering death and dismay in their ranks.
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.
Quinn agreed with Betsy, much to Martha's dismay.
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.
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.
Much to her dismay she finds the place predictably conservative and even somewhat diminutive of a woman's role in society.
They expressed dismay over the emphasis placed on making loans.
In Brussels, Poul Nielson, the European Union commissioner for development, voiced dismay at the text.
Then, to our utter dismay, we watched Mr Clamp light the petrol-soaked hay with a burning brand!
The man - it is Guy Fawkes - showeth not the least dismay.
She shrinks from the thought of death with evident dismay.
Tushin turned round in dismay.
Two women ran out after them, and all four, looking round at the carriage, ran in dismay up the steps of the back porch.
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!
Yahoo mail is occasionally down for sever maintenance or repair - causing users dismay.
Some of these methods are met with great dismay by animal lovers and activists.
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.
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.
Starr followed him and replaced him with Joey McIntyre, much to the rest of the boys' dismay.
Much to the dismay of their parents, the phone lines were tied up for hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the 1 February meeting those present were shown the currently proposed wording of this section by Dr. Pickles, and reacted with dismay.
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".
Organic lip balm can be difficult to find, much to the dismay of the eco-conscious consumer.
When semi-nude photos of the popular star appeared on the Internet, fans expressed both shock and dismay.
This school of thought was obviously met with much dismay, as well as fear.
This may have been to the dismay of long-term faithfuls, but The Cure would be considered an outright pop band during this era.
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.
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.
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.
Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.