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Fluster  v. i.  To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused. "The flstering, vainglorious Greeks."

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"Fluster" Quotes from Famous Books

... submarine might succeed in groping its way to it and destroying it; but then it would be much better to attack such a vessel and capture it boldly with a few desperate men on a tug. At the utmost the submarine will be used in narrow waters, in rivers, or to fluster or destroy ships in harbour or with poor-spirited crews—that is to say, it will simply be an added power in the hands of the nation that is predominant at sea. And, even then, it can be merely destructive, ...
— Anticipations - Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon - Human life and Thought • Herbert George Wells

... stir and fluster, this pain and agony and striving, there should be nothing exceptional about Peter? What rock to stand ...
— Fortitude • Hugh Walpole

... poor daughter. I am called to go to bed by Mrs. Jervis, for it is past eleven; and I am sure she shall hear of it; for all this is owing to her, though she did not mean any harm. But I have been, and am, in a strange fluster; and I suppose too, she'll say, I have ...
— Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded • Samuel Richardson

... those who had followed Puttock, or were reported to be about to follow Coxon, and among them the members for several divisions in and near Kirton. These last, feeling that all the stir was largely for their benefit and on their account, were in a fluster of self-consciousness and apprehension, and very loud in their condemnation of the ...
— Half a Hero - A Novel • Anthony Hope

... the ground." And when the Cheap Jack declared that she was quite free to look without buying, and that he did not want her to buy, Mrs. Lake allowed him to pull down his goods as before, and listened to his statements as if she had never proved them to be lies, and was thrown into confusion and fluster when he began to bully, and bought in haste to be rid of him, and repented at leisure—to no purpose as far ...
— Jan of the Windmill • Juliana Horatia Ewing

Words linked to "Fluster" :   flurry, discomposure, perturbation, bear, carry, ruffle, conduct

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