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perplex
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • Holmes was silent and buried in thought with a pained expression upon his face, as one who finds himself in a perplexing position.
  • Here we may take it that there is a love matter, but that the maiden is not so much angry as perplexed, or grieved.
  • I took the precious case into my hands and looked in some perplexity from it to my illustrious client.
  • "I confess that I still share my uncle’s perplexity."
  • "Hum!" said he, scratching his chin in some perplexity, "my theory certainly presents some difficulties.

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

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