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Now, when I'm arrested for speeding, I'm not in the least flustered—oh, not a little bit!

"It's all right, Fannie," Aggie said hastily to the flustered maid.

His waistcoat was red, and he wore knee-breeches, but his aspect was flustered.

He was too flustered to do more than return the pressure of the small, firm hand.

I was so flustered and—and tickled to see her that I forgot everything, manners and all.

It flustered him a little, and in his haste to counter it he blundered.

In this kind of flustered hush, the door was opened and dinner was announced.

I asked him why he wanted it, but he looked so flustered that I let him off.

Once there he wiped his flustered brow and cursed a little, and then telephoned her.

He was flustered, out of breath, when she helped him in and followed herself.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (implied in flostyrynge), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Icelandic flaustr "bustle," flaustra "to bustle"). Originally "to excite," especially with drink; sense of "to flurry, confuse" is from 1724. Related: Flustered; flustering. As a noun, 1710, from the verb.

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