Still, I had other prospects washed and combed into my childish head when it was washed and combed for me, and I took them to a public school when I washed and combed it for myself, and I am here without them, and thus I am a disappointed man.'
Clennam thought (and as he thought it, again felt ashamed of himself), was this notion of being disappointed in life, an assertion of station which the bridegroom brought into the family as his property, having already carried it detrimentally into his pursuit?
A letter from my steward tells me that my presence is wanted at home; and being disappointed
in my hope of seeing the Marquis of Longtown and General Courteney here, some of my very old friends, there is nothing to detain me longer in Bath.
Boxtel, like the people who enter a show at a fair, might be disappointed
, and refuse to pay on going out.
Russell Square was the boundary of her prison: she might walk thither occasionally, but was always back to sleep in her cell at night; to perform cheerless duties; to watch by thankless sick-beds; to suffer the harassment and tyranny of querulous disappointed old age.
"Kirk will be disappointed of his majority this time," he said with a smile; "he will expect to find himself gazetted by the time the regiment reaches home." For it must be premised that while the Major was lying ill at Madras, having made such prodigious haste to go thither, the gallant --th, which had passed many years abroad, which after its return from the West Indies had been baulked of its stay at home by the Waterloo campaign, and had been ordered from Flanders to India, had received orders home; and the Major might have accompanied his comrades, had he chosen to wait for their arrival at Madras.
He had been disappointed
in his certain hope of obtaining not only a beautiful, and, to him, highly attractive wife, but one whose rank and fortune might give brilliance to far inferior charms: he was likewise, no doubt, intensely mortified by his repulse, and deeply offended at the conduct of Miss Murray throughout.
When I saw a real diamond in a lady's ring one day I was so disappointed
I meant no more than to put the matter in its true light before you; though I acknowledge I did it selfishly enough, for I am disappointed
returning to his letter, she was disappointed
at the outset.
Elinor's compassion for him increased, as she had reason to suspect that the misery of disappointed
love had already been known to him.
All hailed Don Quixote as victor, but the greater number were vexed and disappointed
at finding that the combatants they had been so anxiously waiting for had not battered one another to pieces, just as the boys are disappointed
when the man they are waiting to see hanged does not come out, because the prosecution or the court has pardoned him.
I felt a good deal disappointed
and troubled--I was afraid I shouldn't gain all I had come for.
I broke my fast in disappointed
solitude, and I hung about disconsolate all the morning, looking wistfully for my new-made friend.
A little later Spenser himself went on to London, hoping perhaps to better his fortunes, and there in a Westminster inn, disappointed
, ill, shattered in hopes and health, he lay down to die.