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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of discompose.


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  • “You see, stranger,” said De Walton sternly, “that your speech discomposes the company.”

    Castle Dangerous

  • Her presence in his study never discomposes him; whereas his sister fatigues him with the exceeding activity of her gratitude, and her energy in pleasing.

    The Newcomes

  • Narcissa, which discomposes me so much, that Miss Snapper, observing my disorder, is at pains to discover the Cause — is piqued at the Occasion, and, in our way home, pays me a sarcastic

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • I find my spirits and my health affect each other reciprocally that is to say, every thing that discomposes my mind, produces a correspondent disorder in my body; and my bodily complaints are remarkably mitigated by those considerations that dissipate the clouds of mental chagrin. —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • If something discomposes you, do not be upset, or troubled; but having discovered the fact, humble yourself gently before God, and try to bring your mind into a quiet attitude.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • It rather discomposes me, as it is not an amusement for a Queen of England.

    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1

  • As we said at the beginning, this upshot discomposes us.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • As the vessels pass out of the bay, they go near enough to hear them bark; but nothing frightens them away, nor discomposes them in the least, although they are only a few miles from the city, and have a great many visitors.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

  • What he says of the Sibyl's prophecies may be as properly applied to every word of his: they must be read in order as they lie; the least breath discomposes them and somewhat of their divinity is lost.

    Early Theories of Translation

  • This often so shatters and discomposes the spirits, that they never recover it again; but during their whole life, upon the first suggestion or appearance of any terrifying idea, are scatter’d and confounded; the body is enervated, and the mind disturb’d, and the man scarce himself, or capable of any composed or rational action.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 111-120


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