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He entered with an expression of discomfiture on his rather vacuous countenance.

"Oh, I'll apologize," he said with a wry smile of discomfiture.

Gilberte insistently went on, as if enjoying her friend's discomfiture.

He seemed to be enjoying their discomfiture, and absolutely confident of his own safety.

"I know—I haven't forgot," he muttered, covering his discomfiture.

He'll be ready enough to act after his discomfiture at Maidstone.

With that she melted into tears, and his discomfiture was complete.

Ted shook his head helplessly, while his sister laughed at his discomfiture.

But in this case, Eucharis (Kate) laughed immoderately at his discomfiture.

And it was this circumstance which had led to the discomfiture of Trego.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French desconfiture "rout, defeat" (12c.; Modern French déconfiture), from desconfit (see discomfit).

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