consternation


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Synonyms for consternation

a sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger

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Synonyms for consternation

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

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As we proceeded, the narrow path became still more contracted, rendering it difficult for us to maintain our footing, until suddenly, as we reached an angle of the wall of rock where we had expected it to widen, we perceived to our consternation that a yard or two further on it abruptly terminated at a place we could not possibly hope to pass.
The battle, they said, held two hours before they could guess which party would be beaten; but then that party which was nearest our people's habitation began to appear weakest, and after some time more some of them began to fly; and this put our men again into a great consternation, lest any one of those that fled should run into the grove before their dwelling for shelter, and thereby involuntarily discover the place; and that, by consequence, the pursuers would also do the like in search of them.
After unspeakable suffering, productive of the utmost consternation, she is pronounced, by expresses from the bedroom, free from pain, though much exhausted, in which state of affairs Mr.
Filled with consternation and dismay, I followed these latter to where they suddenly disappeared a hundred yards from where the struggle had occurred.
When Juag saw me fondling the great beast he was filled with consternation, but I did not have much time to spare to Raja while my mind was filled with the grief of my new loss.
This phase of the many possibilities which he had realized might be contingent upon even the partial success of his work alone had escaped his consideration, so that the first wave of triumphant exultation with which he had viewed the finished result of this last experiment had been succeeded by overwhelming consternation as he saw the thing which he had created gasp once or twice with the feeble spark of life with which he had endowed it, and expire--leaving upon his hands the corpse of what was, to all intent and purpose, a human being, albeit a most grotesque and misshapen thing.
exclaimed her husband, with something like genuine consternation in his voice as he laid down the vinegar cruet and looked at her through his glasses.
I waited and waited, and the days, as they elapsed, took something from my consternation.
In the midst of this consternation, Queequeg dropped deftly to his knees, and crawling under the path of the boom, whipped hold of a rope, secured one end to the bulwarks, and then flinging the other like a lasso, caught it round the boom as it swept over his head, and at the next jerk, the spar was that way trapped, and all was safe.
cried Daggoo, who amid the general consternation first came to his senses.
And, as a result, we are right now undergoing a new outbreak of the by-now traditional and even folkloric American consternation over France and its antipathy to certain kinds of Islamic attirethe American consternation that, for a dozen years now, has rested on a single unchanging and unexamined assumption, as if nothing has changed during all these years, and no new information has emerged.
00pm Ian and Jaz invite Beth and Cathy over, but Cathy's dancing causes consternation with the downstairs neighbour.
beaucoup moins que] C'est avec une grande indignation et une profonde consternation et emotion que nous avons appris les ignobles attentats terroristes perpetres a Paris faisant des dizaines de morts et de blesses [beaucoup plus grand que], a ecrit le president sahraoui dans un message adresse a son homologue francais, Francois Hollande.
A la suite des informations faisant etat de la mort d'un grand nombre de manifestants egyptiens au Caire, le Royaume du Maroc exprime son emotion et sa consternation et deplore les pertes en vies humaines, indique mercredi un communique du ministere des Affaires etrangeres et de la Cooperation.
The storm burst forth with great violence, but of short duration, And spread o'er a wide district, and filled the people's hearts with consternation, And its effects were such that the people will long mind, Because at Peterhead the roof was torn off a church by the heavy wind.