Example sentences for: dismayed

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

  • So dismayed are professors and administrators at the poor quality of their students' speech, reports the Boston Globe , that a number of schools, from Smith College to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are increasing classroom speaking requirements and offering electives to help students lose speech tics such as "whatever" and "you know."

  • The Clinton push on Medicaid coverage for poor children, which will be featured in the upcoming State of the Union message, apparently came, says the Times , after the president was dismayed to discover that most states had made little progress on this since he first started talking about it early last year.

  • Anglicans were also dismayed when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the pope's doctrinal watchdog, signed a document that seemed to rehabilitate a much-criticized 1896 papal bull declaring the holy orders of Anglican clergy "absolutely null and utterly void."

  • The liberal spins: 1) We're dismayed by these school shootings.

  • A University of Arizona student who enrolled in a class called "Women in Literature" was dismayed to discover that the class addressed gay and lesbian issues.

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