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perplex
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Wuthering Heights
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  • I’ve had many a laugh at her perplexities and untold troubles, which she vainly strove to hide from my mockery.
  • ’We’re dismal enough without conjuring up ghosts and visions to perplex us.
  • ’My father!’ he cried, in strange perplexity.
  • My surprise and perplexity were great on discovering, by touch more than vision, Miss Isabella’s springer, Fanny, suspended by a handkerchief, and nearly at its last gasp.
  • 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.
  • I did not feel as if I were in the company of a creature of my own species: it appeared that he would not understand, though I spoke to him; so I stood off, and held my tongue, in great perplexity.
  • ’And he spoke to me,’ she added, with a perplexed countenance.
  • I felt perplexed: I didn’t know whether it were not a proper opportunity to offer a bit of admonition.
  • Having swept the hearth and wiped the table, I departed; more perplexed than ever.
  • Mr. Kenneth was perplexed to pronounce of what disorder the master died.
  • Before we reached home, Catherine’s displeasure softened into a perplexed sensation of pity and regret, largely blended with vague, uneasy doubts about Linton’s actual circumstances, physical and social: in which I partook, though I counselled her not to say much; for a second journey would make us better judges.

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