Example sentences for: dismay

How can you use “dismay” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Of course, there are words that are pronounced and stressed exactly alike in both syntactical uses: accord, control, decree, dismay, et al.; but these words appear to be in the minority.

  • A company about to launch its Web site may find to its dismay that its name is taken--part of the speculative frenzy in domain names.

  • Imagine her dismay when she discovered that the library did not own most of the journals.

  • Still, my dismay is contained by the fact that 70 percent of nothing is nothing, and in the end it seems clear that that's all Planet Hollywood is worth.

  • "A book of heart, fire and genius," says the New York Times Book Review . More controversial is Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain , a surprise best seller about a Civil War deserter, which, to the dismay of many critics, beat out DeLillo's Underworld for the National Book Award.


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