Example sentences for: dismay

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

  • She runs into Tony and his gang at a restaurant and flirts with them, of all things, much to her dismay later, when she repeats to her shrink, played by Peter Bogdanovich, what she said when she waved goodbye: "Toodle-fuckin'-oo?

  • To the dismay of still others, Clark neither confirms nor denies the rumor that she and fellow prosecutor Christopher Darden slept together.

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

  • To their surprise and dismay, researchers found that when eligible job seekers (welfare recipients and other categories of "disadvantaged" workers) were sent off to potential employers bearing in hand the tax credits or vouchers that labeled them as high-risk cases, they were less likely--far less likely--to find jobs than if they just applied on their own.

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put the school into the news this month when she expressed her dismay about online legal education to the San Jose Mercury News . Ginsburg decried the lack of "face-to-face interaction," to which Concord student William Boletta responded, "I suggest that she might want to take a Tylenol or two and get ready for the 21 st century."


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