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  • " The Shaw conceit amused her, and perplexed Kennicott: "Strikes me it’s darn fresh.
  • She was close in her husband’s arms; she clung to him; whatever of strangeness and slowness and insularity she might find in him, none of that mattered so long as she could slip her hands beneath his coat, run her fingers over the warm smoothness of the satin back of his waistcoat, seem almost to creep into his body, find in him strength, find in the courage and kindness of her man a shelter from the perplexing world.

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

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