PUZZLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PUZZLE
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puzzle
 n.  difficult question or problem
Classic Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
1  I guessed that what puzzled the New Yorkers would puzzle the Londoners, so I dipped my finger in my own blood and printed it on a convenient place on the wall.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  There was no need to puzzle out the plot.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
3  And inside, it fitted together like a puzzle.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  I only puzzle them, and oblige them to make civil speeches.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  She stopt, felt herself getting into a puzzle, and could not be prevailed on to add another word, not by dint of several minutes of supplication and waiting.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  I tried to puzzle it out, but gave it up in despair and set the matter aside until night should bring an explanation.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  He might slip away from us in the crowd of Regent Street, but it would puzzle him to do so upon the lonely moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
8  But these glasses do puzzle me, I confess.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
9  To sit among all those unknown things before a puzzle like that is hopeless.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
10  Come, Peggy, said Jo, unfolding herself like an animated puzzle.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
11  Now you look puzzled; and I will puzzle you further.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
12  Really, Mr. Collins," cried Elizabeth with some warmth, "you puzzle me exceedingly.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
13  So Ashley was mixed up in this frightening puzzle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
14  Soon she forgot it and did not puzzle her head about it any more, or about anything concerning Rhett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
15  Nay, to this very hour, I often puzzle myself with it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  This piece won't fit into the puzzle, none will work for it.
2  You puzzle me, Jane: your look and tone of sorrowful audacity perplex and pain me.
3  I noticed that she was working on the crossword puzzle from the Post when were first got there.
4  The reel of silk has run smoothly enough so far; but I always knew there would come a knot and a puzzle.
5  This puzzle would tear the organization between opposing choices: for or against eating shark fins.
6  Both of them lisp out their words on this puzzle.
7  In working out the solution to this logic puzzle, you may find it helpful to construct a simple schematic diagram outlining the order of events.
8  He will puzzle out the significance of the statement at coming meeting.
9  I view creative writing as a kind of jigsaw puzzle.
10  I can't answer that puzzle; I give up.
11  Stretch your brain with this puzzle.
12  Geneticists in Canada have discovered a clue to the puzzle of why our cells get old and die.
13  This puzzle is a real sod.
14  Their reason for doing it is still a puzzle to me.
15  It's good for students to puzzle things out for themselves.