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

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Jones’ voice, the steward ceased his employment, and Hiram had an opportunity of raising his discomfited visage toward the mediator.
But the boys agreed the trouble was cheap at the price of triumph and glory, and they thought with grief over all the beautiful things that they might have said to the discomfited Carrie.
through and through with a Paixhan bomb, or knocked him in the head with the "Poets and Poetry of America," he could hardly have been more discomfited than when I addressed him with those simple words: "Dammit, what are you about?- don't you hear?
Looking round, he beholds the young man of the name of Guppy, much discomfited and not presenting a very impressive letter of introduction in his manner and appearance.
Of course it would open if I puff like this, but I never do, because I hardly ever run," explained Rose, rather discomfited by this discovery.
And Ugh-Gluk withdrew discomfited, the women laughing at him as he walked away.
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." To be fair, some of the more interesting contributions of poststructuralism are often used to very good effect and with poise and elegance.
To feel shame is something that hardly crosses the minds of Americans or that discomfits their conscience.