PERPLEXITY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of perplexity
Definition:
n. quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled; complication; intricacy; entanglement; embarrassment
Example:
He sprang to his feet and shouted -- "I done it!" The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly.
Sentence in Classic:
The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in murmurs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
In the greatest perplexity, he now came out of the last heart in the row; he was unable to put his thoughts in order, and fancied that his too lively imagination had run away with him.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
All his efforts to draw her into open discussion she confronted with a barrier which he could not penetrate, made up of a sort of amused perplexity.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She began looking more languidly, and gazed back at the sportsmen, as it were, with perplexity or reproach in her eyes.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And they fell to talking of the last war news, and each concealed from the other his perplexity as to the engagement expected next day, since the Turks had been beaten, according to the latest news, at all points.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre, who knew she was very stupid, sometimes attended, with a strange feeling of perplexity and fear, her evenings and dinner parties, where politics, poetry, and philosophy were discussed.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She looked at the faces of the audience, seeking in them the same sense of ridicule and perplexity she herself experienced, but they all seemed attentive to what was happening on the stage, and expressed delight which to Natasha seemed feigned.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The porter, listening in perplexity to the unfamiliar Polish accent and not realizing that the interpreter was speaking Russian, did not understand what was being said to him and slipped behind the others.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Again everything was shrouded in hard, dry perplexity, and again with a strained frown she peered toward the world where he was.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I bought an approved scheme of the noble art and mystery of stenography (which cost me ten and sixpence); and plunged into a sea of perplexity that brought me, in a few weeks, to the confines of distraction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context