having your composure disturbed
looked about with a wandering and discomposed air
How To Use discomposed In A Sentence
- He is too shrewd to be discomposed by such conversation.
- Because a "good intellectual" is never discomposed, never involved in social passions, never lets himself drift into the street. Yoani Sanchez: The Good Intellectual
- Well, Smith, I judge by your brief answer that you are discomposed with this matter; but, after all, women are weathercocks, that is the truth on't. The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day
- She was chagrined to learn that she had been discomposed not by 'a too exuberant financier, 'as she had surmised, but by, as "Waring" called Browning, the "subtlest assertor of the Soul in song. Life of Robert Browning
- He declares, he will sooner visit a house infected with the plague, than trust himself in such a nauseous spital for the future, for he swears the accident was occasioned by the stench of the crowd; and that he would never desire a stronger proof of our being made of very gross materials, than our having withstood the annoyance, by which he was so much discomposed. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
- But if such was her mischievous purpose she was completely disappointed; for Roland Graeme, internally piquing himself on his self-command, neither laughed nor was discomposed; and all that the maiden gained by her frolic was a severe rebuke from her companion, taxing her with mal-address and indecorum. The Abbot
- He was "umbrageous," ready to be discomposed by the action of others, but, if not vexed or startled, he was elaborately courteous. Henrik Ibsen
- The whites, of course greatly discomposed, had besides a curious look of being painfully shocked by such an outrageous row.
- I had been discomposed enough before; but I was so much the more discomposed by this unexpected behavior, that I was on the point of slinking off, to think how I had best proceed.
- I suddenly felt myself somewhat discomposed; my heart beat rapidly and I had a choking feeling in my throat.