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How to use disconcert in a sentence

He faced me very sharply, as though to disconcert me by the suddenness of his question.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
Gary then had the course altered to disconcert the aim of the corvette, which soon after ceased firing.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
He was never intimidated by the rougher element, and his eyes were of a kind that would disconcert nine men out of ten.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
My retreat to Montmorency seemed to disconcert Madam d'Epinay; probably she did not expect it.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
That this dark-haired lady was not at the Hôtel de l'Europe did not disconcert Verdayne very much.
HIGH NOONANONYMOUS
Now, to have thrown a hot goose on a lady's lap would disconcert most people, but the gentleman in question was not disconcerted.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 451VARIOUS
She sought to distress and disconcert me, and to raise in your mind a doubt of my motives and my story.
THE CAB OF THE SLEEPING HORSEJOHN REED SCOTT
Lady Maresfield had been prepared for the plural number, and she was a woman whom it took many plurals to disconcert.
THE REAL THING AND OTHER TALESHENRY JAMES
Something about the captains smile seemed to disconcert her.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
I thought as I was to play first I should be able to disconcert her.
MARION BERKLEYELIZABETH B. COMINS
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCONCERT

  • addling
  • baffling
  • ball up
  • befuddling
  • bemusing
  • confounding
  • dazing
  • disconcerting
  • distracting
  • flooring
  • flustering
  • mess with one's head
  • mixing up
  • muddling
  • mystifying
  • perplexing
  • puzzling
  • rattling
  • snowing
  • stumping
  • stupefying
  • throwing
  • upsetting
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