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addle
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Don Quixote
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  • "I know nothing about that," said Sancho; "all I know is it will be my bad luck that through not finding this head my county will melt away like salt in water;"—for Sancho awake was worse than his master asleep, so much had his master’s promises addled his wits.
  • …that all you tell me about chivalry, and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving islands, and bestowing other rewards and dignities after the custom of knights-errant, must be all made up of wind and lies, and all pigments or figments, or whatever we may call them; for what would anyone think that heard your worship calling a barber’s basin Mambrino’s helmet without ever seeing the mistake all this time, but that one who says and maintains such things must have his brains addled?

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  • But she counted and counted till she got that addled she’d start to count in the basket for a spoon sometimes; and so, three times they come out right, and three times they come out wrong.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Although her relations with Atticus and Jem had reached their lowest ebb ("You’re downright addled these days, Jean Louise," her father had said.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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