The boy, to my deep discomposure
, was immensely in the right, was in a position to say to me: "Either you clear up with my guardian the mystery of this interruption of my studies, or you cease to expect me to lead with you a life that's so unnatural for a boy." What was so unnatural for the particular boy I was concerned with was this sudden revelation of a consciousness and a plan.
Here Allworthy concluded his sermon, to which Blifil had listened with the profoundest attention, though it cost him some pains to prevent now and then a small discomposure
of his muscles.
The inattention of the two brothers and the aunt to Julia's discomposure
, and their blindness to its true cause, must be imputed to the fullness of their own minds.
Darcy who, though extremely surprised, was not unwilling to receive it, when she instantly drew back, and said with some discomposure
to Sir William:
Whenever she was particularly discomposed, she always performed one of these pedestrian feats; and the amount of her discomposure
might always be estimated by the duration of her walk.
Fouquet waited without showing discomposure
; and the king resumed, answering Colbert's icy smile, "four million francs."
The sight of the discomposure
of that old man of the world touched Pierre: he looked at Helene and she too seemed disconcerted, and her look seemed to say: "Well, it is your own fault."
Thus urged, the tragedian adjusted the cuff of his right coat sleeve for the performance of the operation, and walked in a very stately manner up to Nicholas, who suffered him to approach to within the requisite distance, and then, without the smallest discomposure
, knocked him down.
In the drawing-room I found Lady Lowborough, evidently in no very enviable state of mind, and struggling hard to conceal her discomposure
by an overstrained affectation of unusual cheerfulness and vivacity, very uncalled-for under the circumstances, for she had herself given the company to understand that her husband had received unpleasant intelligence from home, which necessitated his immediate departure, and that he had suffered it so to bother his mind that it had brought on a bilious headache, owing to which, and the preparations he judged necessary to hasten his departure, she believed they would not have the pleasure of seeing him to-night.
He remained silent for a few moments; and then, removing his hands suddenly from his face, showed, to the unspeakable discomposure
The legal gentleman, whose melodious name was Brass, might have called it comfort also but for two drawbacks: one was, that he could by no exertion sit easy in his chair, the seat of which was very hard, angular, slippery, and sloping; the other, that tobacco-smoke always caused him great internal discomposure
Of course, it was exceedingly ridiculous in Phoebe to be discomposed by such a trifle, and still more unpardonable to show her discomposure
to the individual most concerned in it.