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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Bathsheba regarded him with round-eyed perplexity.
  • All this while he was perplexing himself about an errand on which he might consistently visit the cottage of Bathsheba’s aunt.
  • An indescribable succession of dull blows, perplexing in their regularity, sent their sound with difficulty through the fluffy atmosphere.
  • CHAPTER XX PERPLEXITY—GRINDING THE SHEARS—A QUARREL "He is so disinterested and kind to offer me all that I can desire," Bathsheba mused.
  • It perplexed her first.
  • Through a partly-opened door the noise of a scrubbing-brush led up to the charwoman, Maryann Money, a person who for a face had a circular disc, furrowed less by age than by long gazes of perplexity at distant objects.
  • The bailiff who showed this nervous dread of loving his neighbour as himself, went up the hill, and Oak walked on to the village, still astonished at the reencounter with Bathsheba, glad of his nearness to her, and perplexed at the rapidity with which the unpractised girl of Norcombe had developed into the supervising and cool woman here.
  • He found her in an unusual mood: her eyes as she looked up to him were suspicious and perplexed as with some antecedent thought.
  • When the weeks intervening between the night of this conversation and Christmas day began perceptibly to diminish, her anxiety and perplexity increased.
  • With a face of perplexed dismay Troy turned the corner and then beheld the wreck the stream had made.
  • Bathsheba had been perplexed how to act, for she was not much more than a slim young maid herself, and the weight of stateliness sat heavy upon her.
  • Those who had just learnt that he was in the neighbourhood recognized him instantly; those who did not were perplexed.
  • Her heart erratically flitting hither and thither from perplexed excitement, hot, and almost tearful, she retreated homeward, murmuring, "Oh, what have I done!

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

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