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  • Venturing one day to substitute deeds for words, he turned up his cuffs, seized a plasterer's board, and having loaded his trowel without mishap, with a complacent look toward the lathing overhead, made a bold gesture thitherward; and straightway, to his complete discomfiture, received the whole contents in his ruffled bosom.
  • Other peasants, having heard of their comrades' discomfiture, came to town bringing rye, oats, and hay, and beat down one another's prices to below what they had been in former days.
  • The magician received the reaction he wanted: the audience laughed loud and long at the discomfiture of the young girl.
  • And finally, the Farmer is taking great delight in the discomfiture of others.
  • With Jupiter falling in a sign ruled by Saturn, this can only be to the great discomfiture of England 's foes.

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