confusion worse confounded

confusion worse confounded

Confusion made worse. Recess was already underway when the fire alarm rang, leading to confusion worse confounded. Trying to wrangle all those kids was certainly a chore!
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I saw and heard, for such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the frighted deep With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded; and Heav'n Gates Pourd out by millions her victorious Bands Pursuing.
And really, after a day or two of confusion worse confounded, it was delightful by degrees to invoke order from the chaos ourselves had made.
The crisis after crisis resulted in confusion worse confounded. Frustration demands catharsis; aggression, unrest and heebie-jeebies shown by the masses being the best definition of this abbreviation.
Mr Malik, kindly do not make confusion worse confounded by lumping them together.
'If, as The Wall Street Journal argued, Wall Street was still the spiritual heart of the financial district, it was no longer its physical centre, it suggested the possibility of new programmes and new building types for the area.' This is confusion worse confounded: it and its with different antecedents, and then a third it with no antecedent at all.
He is less successful in his attempts to set the record straight on Vietnamese, Indonesian and European history, and, indeed, some of his notes only succeed in making confusion worse confounded. A notable example of this is the passage in chapter nine dealing with the Portuguese in Macau and Timor.