The humility of Joseph to accept this news when most would have responded with incredulity and dismay.
Women are a force behind the Tea Party movement, and are marching away from the Democrats in dismay.
He avoids confrontation and the limelight, but he could not suppress his dismay about the absences that inaugural day.
But the CIA is not a magic wand, as presidents keep discovering to their dismay.
Jasper gazed at the photograph of the The Embers' spine with confusion and dismay.
The look of dismay began to appear again in Valentine's face.
They are barren, till the imagination has tenanted them with possibilities of danger and dismay.
When he heard of the change he said in dismay: Will that affect my scheme?
dismay at the relief this gave her brought the dimples into her cheeks.
It was from the distance of a field, but this was enough to fill Harriet with dismay.
late 13c., dismaien, from Old French *desmaier (attested only in past participle dismaye), from Latin de- intensive prefix + Old French esmaier "to trouble, disturb," from Vulgar Latin *exmagare "divest of power or ability" (source of Italian smagare "to weaken, dismay, discourage"), from ex- (see ex-) + Germanic stem *mag- "power, ability" (cf. Old High German magen "to be powerful or able;" see may (v.)). Spanish desmayer "to be dispirited" is a loan word from Old French. Related: Dismayed; dismaying.
c.1300, from dismay (v.).