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Great Expectations
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  • they were perplexing to reflect upon,—insoluble mysteries both.
  • If my time had run out, it would have left me still at the height of my perplexities, I dare say.
  • So there can be no competition or perplexity between you and me.
  • He was a young-looking man, in spite of his perplexities and his very gray hair, and his manner seemed quite natural.
  • In the meantime Mr. Pocket grew grayer, and tried oftener to lift himself out of his perplexities by the hair.
  • This was very singular to me, and I looked at her in considerable perplexity.
  • Herbert said, "Certainly," but looked as if there were no specific consolation in this, and remained perplexed and dismayed.
  • Mr. Pocket, with the normal perplexity of his face heightened and his hair rumpled, looked at them for some minutes, as if he couldn’t make out how they came to be boarding and lodging in that establishment, and why they hadn’t been billeted by Nature on somebody else.
  • I, for my part, was thoughtful too; for, how best to check this growing change in Joe was a great perplexity to my remorseful thoughts.
  • There was an air of reservation in the answer which increased my perplexity, and the answer was, that her maid believed she was only coming back at all for a little while.
  • Under these circumstances, when Flopson and Millers had got the children into the house, like a little flock of sheep, and Mr. Pocket came out of it to make my acquaintance, I was not much surprised to find that Mr. Pocket was a gentleman with a rather perplexed expression of face, and with his very gray hair disordered on his head, as if he didn’t quite see his way to putting anything straight.
  • He took out his black pipe and was going to fill it with negro-head, when, looking at the tangle of tobacco in his hand, he seemed to think it might perplex the thread of his narrative.

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  • Scientists are perplexed by the mystery.
  • I am perplexed by her behavior.

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