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  • The prince took it from her hand, but gazed at her in bewilderment.
  • "What—you’re a relation then, are you?" asked the servant, so bewildered that he began to feel quite alarmed.
  • The bewildered Gania introduced her first to Varia, and both women, before shaking hands, exchanged looks of strange import.
  • Nastasia gazed at the prince in bewilderment.
  • "Nastasia Philipovna, I can’t; my hands won’t obey me," said Ferdishenko, astounded and helpless with bewilderment.
  • All present started up in bewildered excitement; all surrounded her; all had listened uneasily to her wild, disconnected sentences.
  • Totski sat and shrugged his shoulders, bewildered.
  • He stared with an expression almost of terror, and his lips twisted into a bewildered smile.
  • Well, on flew the train, and I sat bewildered, and the young woman, tall and fair, and rather red in the face, too red, glared at me with flashing eyes.
  • He was troubled about the prince, too, and so bewildered that he did not even observe Rogojin’s rowdy band crowd past him and step on his toes, at the door as they went out.
  • She continued to sit still in her place, looking around at her guests with a strange, bewildered expression, as though she were trying to collect her thoughts, and could not.
  • His bewilderment and his alarmed perplexity passed off, however, and his lips now twitched with rage as he continued to stare evilly at his laughing guest, while his countenance became absolutely livid.
  • There was another witness, who, though standing at the door motionless and bewildered himself, still managed to remark Gania’s death-like pallor, and the dreadful change that had come over his face.
  • I am confused and bewildered, I know; but, in a word, at such a moment, and before company, and all so-so-irregular, finishing off a game with a serious matter like this, a matter of honour, and of heart, and—
  • These exclamations but feebly expressed the profound bewilderment into which the prince’s words had plunged Burdovsky’s companions.
  • Prince S. was now no longer smiling; he gazed at the prince in bewilderment.
  • The guests exchanged glances; they were annoyed and bewildered by the episode; but it was clear enough that all this had been pre-arranged and expected by Nastasia Philipovna, and that there was no use in trying to stop her now—for she was little short of insane.
  • The Epanchins had only just heard of the prince’s illness and of his presence in Pavlofsk, from Colia; and up to this time had been in a state of considerable bewilderment about him.
  • It was an entirely new and hitherto unknown being who now sat and laughed at him, and informed him to his face that she had never had the faintest feeling for him of any kind, except loathing and contempt—contempt which had followed closely upon her sensations of surprise and bewilderment after her first acquaintance with him.
  • "Look here," said the prince; he was bewildered, and his brain wandered.
  • At last, however, on the repeated positive assurance that he really was Prince Muishkin, and must absolutely see the general on business, the bewildered domestic showed him into a little ante-chamber leading to a waiting-room that adjoined the general’s study, there handing him over to another servant, whose duty it was to be in this ante-chamber all the morning, and announce visitors to the general.
  • Gania—it was said—looked so comically bewildered that Aglaya had almost laughed herself into hysterics, and had rushed out of the room and upstairs,—where her parents had found her.
  • —I don’t quite understand," said the bewildered prince.

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  • Some of their customs can bewilder travelers.
  • I am trying to understand her, but am bewildered.

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