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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of discompose.
- adj. uneasy or disturbed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disordered; disturbed; disquieted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having your composure disturbed
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I am not disposed to be nervous, for I have always conscientiously avoided tea and too much study, and I have lived in the open air, and always managed to secure eight hours of dreamless, honest sleep; but I was "discomposed," as some one charitably explained it that morning; and Mrs. Darcy's cap was the cause.
Because a "good intellectual" is never discomposed, never involved in social passions, never lets himself drift into the street.
The tale of the supernatural is traditionally an art of slowly built crescendo: we know that eventual horrors begin with small intimations? that witnesses will at first be only mildly discomposed.
He had somewhat discomposed even the bishop of Winchester, but the hesitation was only a moment long and the impressive voice rose with authority, calling them peremptorily to prayer, and to the consideration of the grave matters for which they were gathered together.
And so did Cadfael, as soon as he was sure there was none to be discomposed by his going.
The body politic languished in a discomposed mood, scrutinizing her every fidget to see if she would continue her quest for glory or tack back to safe harbor.
“And in what, my son, can so frail a creature as I am, be of service to you?” said the old man, not a little surprised at being thus accosted by so handsome a youth, his features discomposed by anxiety, his face flushed with exertion, his hands and much of his dress stained with blood.
He was "umbrageous," ready to be discomposed by the action of others, but, if not vexed or startled, he was elaborately courteous.
And now, after all the Tranquillity in which I thought my self, the sight of this Slut discomposed me.
He took the scroll with a trembling hand, and read with a discomposed voice its closing words.