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perplex
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He scratched his head with a perplexed air,
  • She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear: "Well, I lay if I get hold of you I’ll—"
  • Aunt Polly paused, perplexed, and Tom looked for healing pity.
  • The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly.
  • People in the branches of the trees over Tom’s head said he wasn’t trying to get away—he only looked doubtful and perplexed.
  • The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in murmurs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
  • The company looked at each other with a perplexed interest—and inquiringly at Huck, who was tongue-tied.

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

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