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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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baffle
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • He strode down the hill amid the tumult of sudden-risen vapours of wounded pride and fallen hope and baffled desire.
  • He moaned to himself like some baffled prowling beast.

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  • It baffled me for a long time.
  • His lips began to murmur the first verses over and over; then went on stumbling through half verses, stammering and baffled; then stopped.
  • His anger against her found vent in coarse railing at her paramour, whose name and voice and features offended his baffled pride: a priested peasant, with a brother a policeman in Dublin and a brother a potboy in Moycullen.

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as in: baffled him Define
to completely confuse someone
as in: acoustic baffle Define
something constructed to control the flow of sound or fluid
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