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 Meanings and Examples of BAFFLE
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baffle
 v.  frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  After that I fell among those thieves, the nine figures, who seemed every evening to do something new to disguise themselves and baffle recognition.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
2  And I saw that something restraining, one of those human secrets that baffle probability, had come into play there.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
3  The nobles, in their efforts to baffle him, had recourse to religion, which they sought to turn to account in two ways.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII.
4  The ivy was the baffling thing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  This, spoken in a cool, tranquil tone, was mortifying and baffling enough.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
6  Heart-smitten at this bewildering and baffling spell, that so often came between herself and her sole treasure, whom she had bought so dear, and who was all her world, Hester sometimes burst into passionate tears.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
7  There was no barrier between his eyes and hers now, no baffling remoteness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
8  It was a face that changed all the time, baffling.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
9  But the choice of scenes baffled him.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
10  Her thoughtfulness baffled his cunning scrutiny.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
11  Yet his purpose was baffled by the devious paths through which he rode, so that when evening closed upon him, he only found himself on the frontiers of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
12  The baffled envoy," continued Cedric, pursuing with animation his tale, though it interested not the listener, "retreated, to carry to Tosti and his ally the ominous answer of his injured brother.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  I am not wont to be baffled in my enterprises, nor needs a Norman noble scrupulously to vindicate his conduct to the Saxon maiden whom he distinguishes by the offer of his hand.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
14  Hilda was frankly baffled and furiously annoyed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
15  Problems may be solved in the study which have baffled all those who have sought a solution by the aid of their senses.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
Example Sentence:
1  The new code will baffle the enemy agents.
2  Unable to digest quickly the baffling events of the day, Reuben had to ruminate about them till four in the morning.
3  Officials say they're baffled about the cause of the gas explosion.
4  It baffled me that he rejected my offer.
5  The police were baffled, and Sherlock Holmes was called in to investigate.
6  Batman was baffled: he could think of no way to hinder the Joker's infernal scheme to destroy the city.
7  For the first time it recoiled, baffled; and for the first time glancing behind, on each side, and before it, it saw all round an unfathomed gulf.