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discomposed

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  • He chose the law as his profession, and entered at Lincoln's Inn. He was reader in 1623, and from 1622 to his death served as one of the governors. The revival of ritualism under William Laud discomposed him. — “Henry Sherfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Harvest Mouse, Micromys minutus, is a small rodent native to Europe and Asia. it would roll across the table without being discomposed, though it contained eight little mice that were. — “Harvest Mouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • We stayed at this ball as short a time as we could, but long enough to see express after express arrive to the Duke of Wellington, to hear of aides-de-camp arriving breathless with news, and to see, what was more extraordinary than all, the Duke's equanimity a little discomposed. — “Duchess of Richmond's ball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • At these words Mrs Bridget discomposed her features with a smile (a thing very unusual to her). — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • Of course, it was exceedingly ridiculous in Phoebe to be discomposed by such a trifle, and still more unpardonable to show her discomposure to the individual most concerned in it. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I had been discomposed enough before; but I was so much the more discomposed by this unexpected behaviour, that I was on the point of slinking off, to think how I had best proceed, when there came out of the house a lady with her handkerchief tied over her cap, and a pair of gardening gloves on her hands, wearing a gardening pocket like a toll-man's apron, and carrying a great knife. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • He at the table looked more surprised and discomposed than ever when he spied this pair, and his head sank into his military collar, and he turned his back upon them, so as to avoid them altogether. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "I am glad I have done being in love with him. I should not like a man who is so soon discomposed by a hot morning. Harriet's sweet easy temper will not mind it." — “Emma” by Jane Austen
  • That extraordinary, ill-timed laugh made M. de La Tour d'Azyr's recovery hastier and less correctly dignified than it would otherwise have been. It startled and discomposed him, who had already been discomposed by the failure to get home with a lunge so beautifully timed and so truly delivered. — “Sacaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini

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