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Usage examples for chagrin

  1. It caused him much chagrin to see that they were getting on so very well. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. Accordingly the nurse returned to El Abbas, without letter or answer; and when she came in to him, he saw that she was troubled and noted the marks of chagrin on her face; so he said to her, " What is this plight?" – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  3. Then it was lighted by the fierce fires of rage and hatred, and marked with the chagrin of baffled plans. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  4. Lady Carlyon, to cover her chagrin, with seeming willingness writes and signs a letter. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. She still held the letter in her hand, greatly to the chagrin of Hepsey, who was interested in everything and had counted upon a peep at it. – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  6. To his chagrin, he found that she was not at home. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  7. When, however, he returned to the Indian camp, he found, to his chagrin, that his companions had made no progress in the negotiation. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  8. Daisy laughed at Patty's unmistakable chagrin, and ran away downstairs to claim her books. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  9. That was the vision which shone before his eyes three years previously, when he sketched to his friends at Nice the plan of campaign, beginning at Savona and ending before the Austrian capital; and great was his chagrin at hearing the tidings of Moreau's success on April 20th. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  10. It does comfort one so to be able to feel sure that one knows how to tumble and how to retreat promptly and without chagrin. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  11. He was white with rage and chagrin, furious at the failure of his last hope. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  12. There was a roughness about the Duchess of which she was herself conscious, but which she could not restrain, though she knew that it betrayed her chagrin. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  13. You can fancy her chagrin when he devoted himself all the time to Prissie. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  14. I must submit; I must smile and cover my chagrin. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  15. Then I forget my chagrin. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. Davis then commanded the crew to signify whether they were inclined to follow that mode of life, when, to his astonishment and chagrin, the majority positively refused. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  17. It broke down helplessly in the last mile, a treachery which caused its owner the deepest chagrin, although it gave me the final touch for a humorous story of our outing, a sketch which I sold to Harper's Weekly. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  18. It was so strong a mixture of disappointment and chagrin, as to make him instantly pathetic in her eyes. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. The inspector stared at Malcolm Sage, chagrin in his look. – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  20. To our great disappointment and chagrin, we found that Mackenzie had no fish nets to sell. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
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