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Word Example of - chagrin

    Example Sentences for chagrin

    To my chagrin, the duke laid his hand on the window and closed it.

    This greatly increased the chagrin of La Salle for an interview with them would have greatly facilitated his operations.

    He found, however, much to his chagrin, that he was utterly unable to restrain the savage propensities of his allies.

    His was but a feeling of annoyance or chagrin—mine was utter agony.

    Although his words were drowned by the "laughter in Court," his gestures and face showed his chagrin and disgust.

    His chagrin was so genuine that it was impossible to doubt his good faith.

    The recent arrivals from America have brought a document that has filled me with surprise and chagrin.

    But she was nowhere to be seen, and he was in sore perplexity and chagrin.

    Imagine her chagrin and dismay when the news that Astral and Erma were to wed reached her ears.

    What was my chagrin to find that I had not a grain of powder about me!

Word Origin & History of - chagrin

    Word Origin & History

    chagrin 1656, "melancholy," from Fr. (15c.), via Angevin dial. chagraigner "sadden" from O.Fr. graignier "grief, vexation," from graim "sorrowful," from a Gmc. source, perhaps Frank. *gram (cf. O.H.G. gram "angry, fierce"). Modern sense is 1716.

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