CHAGRIN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CHAGRIN
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chagrin
 n.  anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment
Classic Sentence:
1  Amusement and chagrin seemed to be struggling for the mastery, until the former suddenly carried the day, and he burst into a hearty laugh.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  Holmes had taken out his watch, and as minute followed minute without result, an expression of the utmost chagrin and disappointment appeared upon his features.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  And Sir Geoffrey died of chagrin.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
4  He knew he ought to find some way of using it, or converting it, so that he needn't sell it, or needn't have the chagrin of failing to sell it.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
5  With this expression of feeling for his unfortunate friend, Master Bates sat himself on the nearest chair with an aspect of chagrin and despondency.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
6  Altogether, look as I would, there was nothing remarkable about the man save his blazing red head, and the expression of extreme chagrin and discontent upon his features.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  Many were the complaints below, and great the chagrin of the head cook at her failures.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
8  In her own past behaviour, there was a constant source of vexation and regret; and in the unhappy defects of her family, a subject of yet heavier chagrin.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 37
9  Next day it all came out, sadly to my chagrin; and still I was not altogether sorry: I thought the burden of directing and warning would be more efficiently borne by him than me.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  Cora bowed her head in disappointment, and, for a bitter moment struggled with her chagrin.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
11  Van Helsing did not seem to notice my silence; at any rate, he showed neither chagrin nor triumph.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
12  Meanwhile Nikolai Petrovitch had already, in his parents' lifetime and to their no slight chagrin, had time to fall in love with the daughter of his landlord, a petty official, Prepolovensky.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
13  "You were about to confide it to Monsieur Bonacieux," said d'Artagnan, with chagrin.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 18 LOVER AND HUSBAND
14  Sherlock Holmes looked deeply chagrined.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
Example Sentence:
1  Embarrassed by his parents' shabby, working-class appearance, Doug felt their visit to his school would bring him nothing but chagrin.
2  One of the first things we did when we moved in, to the chagrin of the architect, was to replace the leaded windows.