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bewilder
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War and Peace
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  • A young officer with a bewildered and pained expression on his face stepped away from the man and looked round inquiringly at the adjutant as he rode by.
  • Bolkonski only tried not to lose touch with it, and looked around bewildered and unable to grasp what was happening in front of him.
  • On the first arrival of the news of the battle of Austerlitz, Moscow had been bewildered.
  • Prince Andrew turned to him, but the doctor gave him a bewildered look and passed by without a word.
  • And latterly, to her surprise and bewilderment, Princess Mary noticed that her father was really associating more and more with the Frenchwoman.
  • "Why could that not be as well?" she sometimes asked herself in complete bewilderment.
  • Prince Andrew glanced at Timokhin, who looked at his commander in alarm and bewilderment.
  • But what an account of everything might be Nicholas knew even less than the frightened and bewildered Mitenka.
  • Princess Mary was sitting helpless and bewildered in the large sitting room, when Rostov was shown in.
  • He could not refuse the post, or rather the rank (for he did nothing), that Prince Vasili had procured for him, and acquaintances, invitations, and social occupations were so numerous that, even more than in Moscow, he felt a sense of bewilderment, bustle, and continual expectation of some good, always in front of him but never attained.
  • They all stared in timid bewilderment at the strange, long-haired commander dressed up in feathers and gold.
  • Tradesmen and their assistants (of whom there were but few) moved about among the soldiers quite bewildered.
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne, who was in the drawing room, looked at Princess Mary in bewildered surprise.
  • Then he had been a brisk, cheerful, self-assured old man; now he seemed a pitiful, bewildered person.
  • But the once proud and shrewd rulers of France, feeling that their part is played out, are even more bewildered than he, and do not say the words they should have said to destroy him and retain their power.
  • The steward did not say it was quite impossible, but suggested selling the forests in the province of Kostroma, the land lower down the river, and the Crimean estate, in order to make it possible: all of which operations according to him were connected with such complicated measures—the removal of injunctions, petitions, permits, and so on—that Pierre became quite bewildered and only replied: "Yes, yes, do so."
  • In a word, those gentlemen, Gascons indeed, so bewildered him with fine words, and he is so flattered by his rapidly established intimacy with the French marshals, and so dazzled by the sight of Murat’s mantle and ostrich plumes, qu’il n’y voit que du feu, et oublie celui qu’il devait faire faire sur l’ennemi!"

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

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