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confound
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Franny and Zooey
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  • But what was undiminishable, and, as already so flatly suggested, a joy of a kind forever, was an authentic esprit superimposed over his entire face—especially at the eyes, where it was often as arresting as a Harlequin mask, and, on occasion, much more confounding.

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  • She confounded her critics.
  • She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.

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