PERPLEXITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERPLEXITY
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perplexity
 n.  quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled; complication; intricacy; entanglement; embarrassment
Classic Sentence: (133 in 9 pages)
1  'Yes, sir,' said the steward, looking in some perplexity, and he withdrew, his boots creaking as he walked.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  Gradually a crimson flush came faintly out upon her cheeks; but her lips did not smile and her dark eyes had a look of perplexity and some other, as yet undefined, feeling.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
3  Simonov, with whom I was left TETE-A-TETE, was in a state of vexation and perplexity, and looked at me queerly.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
4  Several times she glanced at me with mournful perplexity.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IX
5  The frightened and wounded expression on her face was followed first by a look of sorrowful perplexity.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IX
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII
7  In my perplexity I did not know whose aid and advice to seek.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
8  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
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX
9  Berg's proposal was at first received with a perplexity that was not flattering to him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI
10  After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI
11  Suddenly his face assumed a subtle expression, he shrugged his shoulders with an air of perplexity.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XV
12  The latter in Pierre's presence had ceased to be caustic, and his face expressed perplexity as to what Julie's smile might mean.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVII
13  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
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI
14  Pierre felt, moreover, what the accused always feel at their trial, perplexity as to why these questions were put to him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IX
15  Little Nicholas cried because his heart was rent by painful perplexity.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  He sprang to his feet and shouted -- "I done it!" The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly.
2  I finally managed to disentangle myself from perplexity.
3  You puzzle me, Jane: your look and tone of sorrowful audacity perplex and pain me.
4  The disease has continued to perplex doctors.
5  In an ancillary capacity, Doctor Watson was helpful; however, Holmes could not trust the good doctor to solve a perplexing case on his own.
6  This paper will be perplexing to someone who knew nothing about its topic.
7  The professor is never at a nonplus, and never perplexed by a problem.
8  The student looked at him, perplexed.