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perplex
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • His message perplexed his mind to that degree that he was fain, several times, to take off his hat to scratch his head.
  • In that, there seemed a faint expression of curiosity or perplexity—as though he were trying to reconcile some doubts in his mind.
  • I doubt you must have been a solitary prisoner to understand these perplexed distinctions.
  • After a hard contest with that eccentric action of thought which had last perplexed him, he had got the better of it.
  • …quantity of golden hair, a pair of blue eyes that met his own with an inquiring look, and a forehead with a singular capacity (remembering how young and smooth it was), of rifting and knitting itself into an expression that was not quite one of perplexity, or wonder, or alarm, or merely of a bright fixed attention, though it included all the four expressions—as his eyes rested on these things, a sudden vivid likeness passed before him, of a child whom he had held in his arms on the…
  • He once yearned so frightfully for that occupation, and it was so welcome when it came; no doubt it relieved his pain so much, by substituting the perplexity of the fingers for the perplexity of the brain, and by substituting, as he became more practised, the ingenuity of the hands, for the ingenuity of the mental torture; that he has never been able to bear the thought of putting it quite out of his reach.
  • He once yearned so frightfully for that occupation, and it was so welcome when it came; no doubt it relieved his pain so much, by substituting the perplexity of the fingers for the perplexity of the brain, and by substituting, as he became more practised, the ingenuity of the hands, for the ingenuity of the mental torture; that he has never been able to bear the thought of putting it quite out of his reach.

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

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