discomfit


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to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

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Mining the Sky ends with a call for humanity to expand throughout the entire galaxy, creating a population of countless quintillions; Lewis's sheer maximalism may discomfit even some space enthusiasts.
He does not respond to negotiation, nor does the threat of war with its resultant loss of life and bloodshed appear to discomfit him.
A crude proposition under any circumstances can frighten, or at least discomfit.
The occasional shout of "good on yer Sheikh," from the crowd did not appear to discomfit him at all.
It appears the perils of contract law combined to discomfit council leaders.
That embodiments of difference still discomfit some gallerygoers is evidence that we have a long way to go.
Exposing wealth's thickness and complacency, Sherman thrusts her provocative self-misrecognition--her retaliatory punctum--into a zone, and with an aggressiveness, that may discomfit.
Even though the drawdown will be "conditions based," McCain believes that such unnecessary specificity encourages our enemies and discomfits our allies.
It is a zone where the multiplicity and chaos of the universal and the discomfits and possibilities of the body intrude.