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 v.  baffle; confuse
Classic Sentence: (133 in 9 pages)
1  All these experiments, orders, and systems were bound to attract and perplex the government and the nation.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
2  Nor does the paradox and danger of this situation fail to interest and perplex the best conscience of the South.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
3  I used to draw a comparison between him and Hindley Earnshaw, and perplex myself to explain satisfactorily why their conduct was so opposite in similar circumstances.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
4  Once in her possession there arose the perplexing problem of finding a trustworthy man to put in charge of it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  To Lily this attitude was the most ominous, because the most perplexing, element in the situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
6  He seemed to find this case very perplexing, and said if it had not been for grandfather he would have sworn out a warrant against Krajiek.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XV
7  A full hour before the party reached the city they had begun to note the perplexing changes in the atmosphere.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
8  Such an elaborately developed, perplexing, exciting dream was certainly never dreamed by a girl in Eustacia's situation before.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
9  Holmes was silent and buried in thought with a pained expression upon his face, as one who finds himself in a perplexing position.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  The most perplexing and least successful part of the Bureau's work lay in the exercise of its judicial functions.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
11  The most perplexing question was where to find a teacher.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II.
12  In vain did Franz endeavor to forget the many perplexing thoughts which assailed him; in vain did he court the refreshment of sleep.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
13  "Yes, they are splendid, splendid youngsters," chimed in the count, who always solved questions that seemed to him perplexing by deciding that everything was splendid.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
14  If my time had run out, it would have left me still at the height of my perplexities, I dare say.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII
15  He was a young-looking man, in spite of his perplexities and his very gray hair, and his manner seemed quite natural.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  You puzzle me, Jane: your look and tone of sorrowful audacity perplex and pain me.
2  The disease has continued to perplex doctors.
3  In an ancillary capacity, Doctor Watson was helpful; however, Holmes could not trust the good doctor to solve a perplexing case on his own.
4  This paper will be perplexing to someone who knew nothing about its topic.
5  The professor is never at a nonplus, and never perplexed by a problem.
6  The student looked at him, perplexed.
7  He sprang to his feet and shouted -- "I done it!" The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly.
8  I finally managed to disentangle myself from perplexity.