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baffle
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Childhood's End
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  • Yet active resistance presented baffling difficulties, for the destruction of the Overlords’ ships, even if it could be achieved, would annihilate the cities beneath them.
  • As he walked slowly forward, Stormgren saw that familiar puckering of the seamless metallic hull, and in a moment the opening that had so baffled the world’s best scientists appeared before him.

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  • There were no mysterious murders to baffle the police and to arouse in a million breasts the moral indignation that was often suppressed envy.
  • There was just that one baffling incident, as startling as a single clap of thunder.
  • This caused them to retire with pleased but vaguely baffled expressions.
  • He was not greatly disturbed himself—only intrigued and baffled.

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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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