Yes," said Jessie, "I remember; but you're not confounding
my seeing Fairfax occasionally now with that sort of thing.
It was for the instant confounding
and bottomless, for if he WERE innocent, what then on earth was I?
I knew not how this consciousness at last glided away from me; but waking in the morning, I shudderingly remembered it all, and for days and weeks and months afterwards I lost myself in confounding
attempts to explain the mystery.
I believe I have been confounding
myself with the bad boy who "didn't care", and became food for lions - a grander kind of going to the dogs, I suppose.
At those times, I would decide conclusively that my disaffection to dear old Joe and the forge, was gone, and that I was growing up in a fair way to be partners with Joe and to keep company with Biddy - when all in a moment some confounding
remembrance of the Havisham days would fall upon me, like a destructive missile, and scatter my wits again.
This is a mistake, into which the author has been led by trusting to his memory, and so confounding
two places of the same name.
Some of them seized my cake, and carried it piecemeal away; others flew about my head and face, confounding
me with the noise, and putting me in the utmost terror of their stings.
I remark here only that it seems to owe its rise and prevalence chiefly to the confounding
of a republic with a democracy, applying to the former reasonings drawn from the nature of the latter.
Bear in mind the decay of Sight Recognition which threatened society at the time of the Colour Revolt; add too the certainty that Women would speedily learn to shade off their extremities so as to imitate the Circles; it must then be surely obvious to you, my dear Reader, that the Colour Bill placed us under a great danger of confounding
a Priest with a young Woman.
His antagonist paused only for sufficient time to permit him to recount for the edification of the audience and the confounding
of Korak a brief resume of his former victories, of his prowess, and of what he was about to do to this puny Tarmangani.
In this sort of thing people are constantly confounding
liberality with riot and disorder.
They have fallen into the gross but common error of confounding
the unusual with the abstruse.