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Word: discompose

Definition: disturb the composure of; confuse


Sentences Containing 'discompose'

And having been long used to sea-voyages, those motions, although sometimes very violent, did not much discompose me.
Sometimes I see the butcher, bloody but confident; sometimes I see nothing, and sit gasping on my second's knee; sometimes I go in at the butcher madly, and cut my knuckles open against his face, without appearing to discompose him at all.
These I took out and fastened as strongly as I could upon my nose, and thus armed, went on boldly with my work, in spite of the enemy’s arrows, many of which struck against the glasses of my spectacles, but without any other effect, further than a little to discompose them.

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