Discomfit in a sentence

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Definition of Discomfit

  • To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.
  • To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk� to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.
  • Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.
  • cause to lose one's composure

How to use discomfit in a sentence. Discomfit pronunciation.

But fly you must; uncurable discomfit Reigns in the hearts of all our present parts.
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Then answered Panurge, No, sir; there is no reason that you should do so, but, on the contrary, retire you unto the ship, both you and the rest, for I alone will here discomfit them; but we must not linger; come, set forward.
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Father Jose, awakened by the report, reached the spot only in time to chide the muleteer for wasting powder and ball in a contest with one whom a single ave would, have been sufficient to utterly discomfit.
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But the first flash of an Austrian sabre, or the first sound of Austrian gun, was enough to discomfit the French.
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Engendering poisons that corrupt my petted muse of song; Go, get thee hence, and nevermore discomfit me and mine- I fain would barter all thy brood for one sweet draught of wine!
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The General looked fixedly with twinkling eyes at his interlocutor, and, evidently with a wish to discomfit him, listened, smoking in silence.
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Achilles, therefore, begs his mother Thetis to go up to Jove and ask him to let the Trojans discomfit the Greeks for a time, so that Agamemnon may find he cannot get on without Achilles' help, and may thus be brought to reason.
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Through his energy he is able to oppose and discomfit us.
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Antonyms: retention, continuance, maintenance, persistence. abase, v. humble, degrade, dishonor, reduce, humiliate. abasement, n. humiliation, reduction, dishonor, degradation, ignominy. abash, v. disconcert, confuse, discomfit, discompose, chagrin, mortify, embarrass.
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For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men: and with the help of my God I shall leap over the wall.
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Examples of Discomfit

Example #1
But that my heart's on future mischief set, I would speak blasphemy ere bid you fly.
Example #2
Fields near Saint Alban's. [Alarum.
Example #3
Whereunto the others said, It is well advised, sir; withdraw yourself, and we will help Panurge here, so shall you know what we are able to do.
Example #4
Then said Pantagruel, My lads, retire yourselves unto the ship; here are some of our enemies coming apace, but I will kill them here before you like beasts, although they were ten times so many; in the meantime, withdraw yourselves, and take your sport at it.
Example #5
What further reliance he placed on Ignacio's story is not known; but, in commemoration of a worthy Californian custom, the place was called "La Canada de la Tentacion del Pio Muletero," or "The Glen of the Temptation of the Pious Muleteer," a name which it retains to this day.
Example #6
When he had recovered from the effects of the terrific discharge, the apparition had disappeared.