Dismay Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Dismay

#1. As a child, we let go of the past easily but not as an adult. As a child, we changed one grade after another without complaints and with eagerness, but now we are changing our grade every day, but without joy and with great dismay. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#2. Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay. - Author: William Cowper
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#3. Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#4. It may well be impossible for people who have lived and prospered under a given social system to imagine the point of view of those who feel it offers them nothing, and who can contemplate its destruction without any particular dismay. - Author: Michel Houellebecq
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#5. Eric shone like the moon; he was pale and commanding, and there was a large empty space around him. He was alone. He held out his hand to me, and I took it, to a flare of dismay from the twoeys. - Author: Charlaine Harris
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#6. Whom neither shape of danger can dismay, Nor thought of tender happiness betray. - Author: William Wordsworth
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#7. For death betimes is comfort, not dismay, and who can rightly die needs no delay. - Author: Petrarch
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#8. Burning in a hot tunnel of dismay, my humiliation complete as I shake without reason and stumble over words and have nothing to say about my 'illness' which anyway amounts only to knowing that there's no point in anything because I'm going to die. - Author: Sarah Kane
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#9. For someone who likes to get around as much as I do, I really travel quite badly. Planes frighten me, boats bore me, trains make me dirty, cars make me car-sick. And practically nothing can equal the critical dismay with which I first greet the sight of new places. - Author: Elaine Dundy
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#10. But thou art with us, with us in the past,
The present, with us in the times to come.
There is no grief, no sorrow, no despair,
No languor, no dejection, no dismay,
No absence scarcely can there be, for those
Who love as we do. Speed thee well! - Author: William Wordsworth
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#11. I don't have any children. I just have a cat, to my parents' dismay. - Author: Jenna Bush
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#12. There was also, as it turned out, the dismay of my parents to be reckoned with: their tolerance about caterpillars and beetles and other non-human life forms did not quite extend to artists. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#13. Imagine the righteous dismay when Ann arrived. She got slapped with some family name - didn't even get the extra e to ornament it a bit. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#14. I have absolutely no rituals or routines other than I work obsessively and think constantly about my work, to the dismay and discomfort of everyone I employ. And my family. - Author: Nick Hanauer
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#15. Listen to me," he said, and to her dismay he stepped closer. "When I first met you," he said, "I had no idea you were one of us. How could I? But I knew that you were different than that phony friend of yours. Not just another pretty girl, but somebody special. - Author: L.J.Smith
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#16. My face warms under the scrutiny of silence, and I'm almost relieved when he launches into his eulogy. To my dismay, it turns out to be a sermon. - Author: Rae Carson
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#17. And friends of mine that had photography class in high school would develop the film and make prints and I'd take them back to the track and give 'em away or try and sell them. Much to my parents' dismay, I majored in photography in college. - Author: John Sexton
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#18. Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity. - Author: Russell Baker
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#19. When I got into rap I didn't exactly win any popularity contests. I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones. - Author: Dee Dee Ramone
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#20. Let nothing disturb you, / Nothing dismay you; / All things are passing: / God never changes. - Author: Teresa Of Avila
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#21. I enjoy the hell out of writing but don't like what follows: promotion and publicity, which I always strive to keep to a minimum, sometimes to my publisher's dismay. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#22. An elderly camper realizes, with heart-skipping dismay, that during his afternoon bowel movement, he is unwittingly shitting on a zombie. - Author: Robert Kirkman
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#23. Oh, dear! Oh, dear!" cried Dorothy, clasping her hands together in dismay. "The house must have fallen on her. Whatever shall we do? - Author: L. Frank Baum
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#24. I'm going to marry you," he said.
"Oh, Bram." Her features screwed into an expression of dismay.
"Oh, no. Don't make that face. Every time I propose to you, you make that twisty, unhappy face. It wears on a man's confidence."
-Bram & Susanna - Author: Tessa Dare
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#25. I was young I was so young it hurt like a knife
because there was no alternative except to hide as long
as possible
not in self-pity but with dismay at my limited chance:
trying to connect. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#26. Kat embraced her, concealing her dismay as best she could. For these few months, fraught as they were, Elizabeth had been entirely hers again. - Author: Alison Weir
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#27. Even in ancient days they were, as a rule, shy of 'the Big Folk', as they call us, and now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#28. Its three in the morning,' she noted with dismay. 'Do you think Simon's all right?'
'I think he's weird, actually,' said Jace. 'Though that has little to do with time. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#29. This has been the freakin' longest night of my life," I said with dismay. "Yeah," he replied. "And it's not over yet. - Author: D.J. MacHale
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#30. He opposed the hardness acquired during the last twenty years of his life. This state of mind fatigued him. He perceived with dismay that the sort of frightful calm which the injustice of his misfortune had conferred upon him was giving way within them. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#31. The mere presence of a human being, with its offer of at least some companionship, broke down the tension in which his nerves had long been resisting a bottomless dismay. pg. 24 - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#32. God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
Was born upon this day,
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy!
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas Day. - Author: Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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#33. Look, I'll fight, too. What do you think it is? Bear, coyote ... ?"
"My brother."
"Your ... " Dismay pooled in Mark. She'd just stepped over the line of acceptable craziness. "Oh. - Author: L.J.Smith
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#34. She stopped, picked up the paper, stood there to read the headlines. But nothing seemed changed, or at least the paper made the current crises sound like all the old ones; the ferment of politics, the clash of minor foreign wars, the dismay over local crime seemed of a pattern she'd always known. - Author: Dolores Hitchens
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#35. To his dismay, it sounded as out of place in this somber laboratory as the book looked out of place, and he found himself rushing to keep ahead of his growing mortification, which only made it sound wilder and more foolish the faster he went. "You - Author: Laini Taylor
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#36. The individual citizen can prove with dismay in this war what occasionally thrust itself upon him already in times of peace, namely, that the state forbids him to do wrong not because it wishes to do away with wrongdoing but because it wishes to monopolize it, like salt and tobacco. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#37. I wanted to cry, but the tears did not come. - Author: Tatiana De Rosnay
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#38. Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide with dismay, and then took off his cap and crossed himself. 'God rest his soul! May the Lord's will be done with all of us!' He sighed deeply and was silent. 'I loved and respected him, and I sympathize with you with all my heart.' He embraced - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#39. A picture of the world, nothing more than a casting stone set in the heavens, intruded on Errol's dismay. World without end. Was Illustra, their entire world, nothing more than a lot for the ultimate reader, too small and insignificant a thing to care about? - Author: Patrick W. Carr
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#40. Nature has embellish'd rare as May
Its dew-gemm'd primroses glitter'd up,
To show pride from each budding weed,
Since from skies naught a ray dismay. - Author: Nithin Purple
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#41. There are times, they occur with increasing frequency nowadays, when I seem to know nothing, when everything I know seems to have fallen out of my mind like a shower of rain, and I am gripped for a moment in paralysed dismay, waiting for it all to come back but with no certainty that it will. - Author: John Banville
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#42. Because of something told under the famished horn
Of the hunter's moon, that hung between the night and the day,
To dream of women whose beauty was folded in dismay,
Even in an old story, is a burden not to be borne. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#43. Oh, I beg your pardon! she exclaimed in a tone of great dismay, and began picking them up again as quickly as she could, for the accident of the gold-fish kept running in her head, and she had a vague sort of idea that they must be collected at once and put back into the jury-box, or they would die. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#44. What is instinct? It is the natural tendency in one when filled with dismay to turn to his wife. - Author: Finley Peter Dunne
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#45. Give me the Love that leads the way The Faith that nothing can dismay The Hope no disappointments tire The Passion that'll burn like fire Let me not sink to be a clod Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God - Author: Amy Carmichael
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#46. We said to him: here is your happiness, here is what you spent your whole youth looking for, here is the girl you saw in all your dreams!
How could anyone, pushed by the shoulders like that, avoid a reaction of indecision, then fear, then dismay--how could he resist the temptation to escape? - Author: Alain-Fournier
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#47. The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach the one way to get the goal he would reach. - Author: Edgar A. Guest
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#48. But lurid touches were everywhere, she saw with dismay. It was as if a giant mouth had sucked a bag of boiled sweets and then given the house a lick. - Author: Sarah Waters
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#49. Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set your free. - Author: Mumford And Sons
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#50. It fills me with dismay sometimes when you look at the scripts that do come to you that are primarily focused on violence. There are so many other things to play around with. - Author: Richard C. Armitage
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#51. Sydney sighed and stood up, smoothing her rumpled clothes with dismay. 'I need a coffee shop or something.'
'I think I saw one in a cave down the road,' I said.
That almost got a smile from her. - Author: Richelle Mead
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#52. But his doom 54: Reserv'd him to more wrath; for now the thought 55: Both of lost happiness and lasting pain 56: Torments him; round he throws his baleful eyes 57: That witness'd huge affliction and dismay 58: Mixt with obdurate pride and stedfast hate: - Author: John Milton
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#53. I felt like I'd just discovered my last big glass of milk had actually come from a bull. - Author: Ari Marmell
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#54. amazement, shading into dismay; a shallow horror sensation that cold springs of personal fear swiftly deepened. - Author: Truman Capote
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#55. Sometimes giving up feels like the easiest thing to do.
But then the easiest thing has never produced more than a garden full of weeds. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#56. I'm not a fan of the Eagles, but I've watched their documentary numerous times and everyone who's watched it with me has sung along to the songs, much to my dismay. - Author: Bill Hader
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#57. No, I'm full of anxiety and I'm not feeling well. I was a bit euphoric earlier, but now my stomach is tight and the party is like a horror show. I'm completely overwhelmed with fear and dismay. How long have we been down here and is it almost over? - Author: Aven Jayce
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#58. So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage. - Author: Jared Leto
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#59. To the dismay of anti-Semites, the Jews were never a foreign "ethnos" of invaders from afar but rather an autochthonous population whose ancestors, for the most part, converted to Judaism before the arrival of Christianity or Islam.17 - Author: Shlomo Sand
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#60. I will raise up prophets to make conflicting pronouncements that inevitably will be garbled in transcription, resulting in mutually exclusive definitions of orthodoxy from which the open-minded will flee in dismay. - Author: Sheri S. Tepper
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#61. If that was one life received, he had eight more to go. How will I bear it? he thought in dismay. - Author: Erin Hunter
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#62. In the past, my brain babbling at such length had meant there was something it either didn't want to think about
which things numbered in the dozens right now
or it was working out some extreme cleverness that would at any moment leap out and surprise me. Much to my dismay, nothing leapt out. - Author: C.E. Murphy
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#63. There is no comfort. Our lives dismay us.
We have dreams of leaving and it is the same for everyone I know. - Author: George Orwell
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#64. If your child dies, or you witness a terrible natural disaster, yes, you certainly want a scientific explanation as to what's happened. But science can't help you to find meaning, help you deal with that turbulence of your grief, rage, and dismay. - Author: Karen Armstrong
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#65. A cold dismay creeps over me. Oh okay, maybe I did once kind of pretend I had a stalker. Which I shouldn't have done. But I mean, just because you invent one tiny stalker - that doesn't make you a complete nut case, does it? - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#66. Love will not betray you, dismay you or enslave you- it will set you free - Author: Mumford & Sons
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#67. Monkeys
What! His partner said.
Monkeys are funny, said Peabody.'So why didn't we we pick monkeys.
His partner sighed and shook his head with sad dismay.
Monkeys? Jesus.
Monkeys' idea of fun is throwing their shit at you. Monkeys always take the joke a step too far. - Author: Toby Barlow
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#68. The voters are going to decide in November who is going to fix their personal family dismay over not having jobs in America. They are going to pick Mitt Romney. - Author: John Sununu
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#69. Father in Heaven! When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#70. Don't take yourself too seriously. - Author: Trina
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#71. I still remember my dismay in the summer of 2007 when - for the first time in the history of planet Earth - America's share of auto production dropped below 50 percent. - Author: Seth Shostak
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#72. Informed opponents of Obama's healthcare initiative have expressed dismay at the low level of discourse. - Author: Carl Hiaasen
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#73. But what else was there to do but sing in the face of dismay, - Author: Lauren Groff
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#74. Silent as a flower, her face fell in dismay, aware that the ghost of lust ate and left, sensing that there was a different scent of perfume consuming the room, and that she had numbered and counted the he loves me, he loves me not of each petal, where the lifeless dust had settle. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#75. A writer draws a road map where readers walks with their love, joy, anger, tears, and dismay. Every story, every poem, has different meanings for every reader. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#76. When the darkness of dismay comes, endure until it is over, because out of it will come that following of Jesus which is an unspeakable joy. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#77. At this command, to Rose's great dismay, six more hands were offered, and it was evident that she was expected to shake them all. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#78. Gabriel gazed at his reflection in the mirror. To his shock and dismay, he was clad only in his underwear, a cheeky pair of boxer shorts that had the phrase 'Medievalists Do It in the Dark (Ages)' printed all over them in phosphorescent lettering. - Author: Sylvain Reynard
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#79. The other two entered the room. Vimes gave his men his usual look of resigned dismay.
"My squad," he mumbled.
"Fine body of men," said Lady Ramkin. "The good old rank and file, eh?"
"The rank, anyway," said Vimes. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#80. I think it would dismay them to know what it takes to feed you. Not to mention that you could empty their cellars of beer and wine in a single night.' Eragon said.
I would never, Saphira sniffed. Maybe in two nights. - Author: Christopher Paolini
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#81. If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay. (48) - Author: Stephen Levine
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#82. A Long Way from Chicago is the funniest book I have read in a while. You will enjoy the antics of Grandma and the love and dismay her grandchildren feel for her - Author: Robert Newton Peck
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#83. Much to her dismay, he was even better looking up close. The kind of sexy that made panties fly on stage. The kind of sexy that made her want to say, "Screw you!" to her twenty-four more man-less days. - Author: Ophelia London
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#84. Katie shook her head in dismay. "I thought being poor was the worst thing that could happen to a girl."
"No, Katie," the countess said in a clear voice. "The worst thing is to be in love with one man and have to marry another."
Katie O'Reilly to the Countess of Marbury in "Titanic Rhapsody - Author: Jina Bacarr
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#85. Tea shook his head in dismay. "This is the end, Burt - Author: Jamie Scallion
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#86. Shouts of dismay rose as the red flesh splattered against the table. It was only a tomato, but one would think I was pulping a decaying heart by the noise the big, strong FIB officers were making. - Author: Kim Harrison
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#87. But to go to school in a summer morn, O! It drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day In sighing and dismay. - Author: William Blake
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#88. I now saw, with great dismay, that what I had been carrying all this time was not a bowl but a book. This ruined everything. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#89. The early Christians did not say, in dismay, 'Look what the world has come to,' but, in delight, 'Look what has come to the world! - Author: E. Stanley Jones
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#90. Achamian tossed his hands skyward in dismay. Foolish boy! How many faiths are there? How many competing beliefs? And you would murder another on the slender hope that yours is somehow the only one? - Author: R. Scott Bakker
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#91. There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot. - Author: L. Sprague De Camp
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#92. And why should I do such a thing- tell you something that can only dismay you? Well, that is the nature of love: it is brutal in its demands. - Author: Elizabeth Kostova
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#93. Poetry comes with anger, hunger and dismay; it does not often visit groups of citizens sitting down to be literary together, and would appal them if it did. - Author: Christopher Morley
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#94. Different drinks have different metaphorical weight. Wine's heady, gin is poisonous, vodka's cold, and beer is plain boring. In real life, I'm a big fan of boxed white wine, much to the dismay of my more refined friends. - Author: Cate Marvin
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#95. Is there anything else I can do to see to your comfort, Miss Trent?" Perriwick inquired.
"She's fine," Blake growled.
"Clearly, she
"Perriwick, isn't the west wing on fire?"
Perriwick blinked, sniffed the air, and stared at his employer in dismay. "I do not understand sir. - Author: Julia Quinn
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#96. To our dismay, users who had been enduring several hour waits between jobs run under batch processing were suddenly restless when response times were more than a second. - Author: Fernando J. Corbato
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#97. When the quest of a dream has a detour or dip, look beyond your dismay and go finish the trip. - Author: Wes Fesler
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#98. Revolution is an art that I pursue rather than a goal I expect to achieve. Nor is this a source of dismay; a lost cause can be as spiritually satisfying as a victory. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#99. These days there's no time to be bored, happiness has vanished somewhere in the world, and all that's left is dismay. - Author: Roberto Bolano
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#100. I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves. - Author: Andrew O'Hagan
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