DISMAY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISMAY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dismay
 v.  destroy courage or resolution by exciting dread; cause to lose enthusiasm
Classic Sentence: (121 in 9 pages)
1  Wrath and dismay contended in Ethan.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  Occasionally when the slight breeze veered, puffs of smoke from the long barbecue pits floated over the crowd and were greeted with squeals of mock dismay from the ladies and violent flappings of palmetto fans.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  Widowhood had crowded closely on the heels of marriage but, to her dismay, motherhood soon followed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  For a moment she stared at him bewildered, dropping her skirts in dismay.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  Confusion and dismay filled her when she saw Rhett alight from his horse and toss the reins over the arm of the cast-iron negro boy who stood at the sidewalk.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
6  She recalled a hundred grotesqueries: her comic dismay at his having chewed tobacco, the evening when she had tried to read poetry to him; matters which had seemed to vanish with no trace or sequence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  But her dismay at Mrs. Westlake's treachery had risen to active dread.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
8  More than all, his treacherous retreats struck more of dismay than perhaps aught else.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  Had these Leviathans been but a flock of simple sheep, pursued over the pasture by three fierce wolves, they could not possibly have evinced such excessive dismay.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
10  All these things were going on now, and the family was helpless with dismay.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
11  Jurgis and Ona heard these stories with dismay, for there was no telling when their own time might come.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
12  However, one morning Marija took her usual detour, and, to her horror and dismay, saw a crowd of people in front of the bank, filling the avenue solid for half a block.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
13  Then they escorted her to the ladder, and Jurgis heard her give an exclamation of dismay.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
14  And Jurgis gave a cry of dismay.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
15  Jurgis gave vent to a cry of dismay, cut off suddenly by the policeman, who seized him by the collar.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
Example Sentence:
1  The government has expressed "deep dismay" at police violence against protesters.
2  The news has been greeted with dismay by local business leaders.
3  To her dismay, her name was not on the list.
4  Local councillors have reacted with dismay and indignation.
5  His initial surge of euphoria was quickly followed by dismay.
6  She could not hide her dismay at the result.
7  The huge amount of work she had left to do might dismay her.
8  To the dismay of his parents, William became seriously despondent after he broke up with Jan; they despaired of finding a cure for his gloom.
9  I was dismayed to learn that she had failed again.
10  I'm dismayed atthe cost of the new house.
11  I was dismayed to discover that he'd lied.
12  The thought that she might fail the history test dismayed her.
13  Some of the Republican policies have left feminists dismayed and aghast.
14  He was dismayed at the size of his adversary.
15  The final scene was dismayingly lacking in theatrical effect.