1 All these experiments, orders, and systems were bound to attract and perplex the government and the nation.
2 Nor does the paradox and danger of this situation fail to interest and perplex the best conscience of the South.
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.
4 Once in her possession there arose the perplexing problem of finding a trustworthy man to put in charge of it.
5 To Lily this attitude was the most ominous, because the most perplexing, element in the situation.
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.
7 A full hour before the party reached the city they had begun to note the perplexing changes in the atmosphere.
8 Such an elaborately developed, perplexing, exciting dream was certainly never dreamed by a girl in Eustacia's situation before.
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9 Holmes was silent and buried in thought with a pained expression upon his face, as one who finds himself in a perplexing position.
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10 The most perplexing and least successful part of the Bureau's work lay in the exercise of its judicial functions.
11 The most perplexing question was where to find a teacher.
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12 In vain did Franz endeavor to forget the many perplexing thoughts which assailed him; in vain did he court the refreshment of sleep.
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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.
14 If my time had run out, it would have left me still at the height of my perplexities, I dare say.
15 He was a young-looking man, in spite of his perplexities and his very gray hair, and his manner seemed quite natural.