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- simple past tense and past participle of
- 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 124:
- Here Mrs. Higgs paused for a moment, and drew out a huge red pocket-handkerchief, with which her face was for some minutes confounded.
- confused, astonished
- defeated, thwarted
- Nine times the Space that measures Day and Night
- To mortal men, he with his horrid crew
- Lay vanquisht, rowling in the fiery Gulfe
- Confounded though immortal: […]
- damned, accursed, bloody
- The confounded thing doesn't work.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 177:
- "This is all stuff and nonsense," said the king; "I shall have to go myself, if we are to get this confounded whistle from him."
- 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 202:
- Some confounded fact we men have been living contentedly with ever since the day of creation would start up and knock the whole thing over.