All the courtiers were amazed and confounded, and Sir Oliver the most of all.
Mr Vladimir walked on, and the “confounded policeman” fell into step at his elbow.
But, half-way in, he stopped, confounded by an unforeseen difficulty.
If it weren't for the confounded notion she's taken up against me, I'd like to know her.
It all comes of that confounded habit of mine of wanting ...