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baffle
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The Fountainhead
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  • She heard baffled questions at a dinner party.
  • Peter Keating baffled him.

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  • Heller, the fighter against compulsion, was baffled by Roark, a man so impervious to compulsion that he became a kind of compulsion himself, an ultimatum against things Heller could not define.
  • Keating had been baffled by Mr. Slotnick’s choice, until he heard that Dimples Williams had once lived in the same Greenwich Village tenement with Steven Mallory, and Mr. Slotnick could refuse nothing to Dimples Williams at the moment.
  • It baffled her a little; it was a new trait in him; he had never shown any particular tendency in that direction.
  • Dominique Francon had just returned from a summer in Biarritz; she always took a whole summer’s vacation and Alvah Scarret granted it, because she was one of his favorite employees, because he was baffled by her and because he knew that she could quit her job whenever she pleased.
  • Toohey’s public silence about him was baffling.

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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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