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  • She had set her feet upon that road a spoiled, selfish and untried girl, full of youth, warm of emotion, easily bewildered by life.
  • It was the threat of the convent that finally won the assent of bewildered and heartstricken Pierre Robillard.
  • It was all very bewildering.
  • It was very bewildering.
  • It was all so mixed up in her mind and her mind was so tired, so bewildered.
  • It was empty and he looked at it in forlorn bewilderment.
  • It was his remarks about the Confederacy that made Atlanta look at him first in bewilderment, then coolly and then with hot rage.
  • The idea of appearing publicly at a social gathering while in mourning was so unheard of she was bewildered.
  • It bewildered and depressed her.
  • But, as they sat at the table, Scarlett silent and gloomy, Pitty bewildered and Melanie miserable, a telegram came.
  • She did not tell them that it was utter boredom, bewilderment at actually being a mother and, most of all, the absence of Ashley that made her look so woebegone.
  • When she saw his eyes falter and drop before the long, troubled gaze of his father, a faint worry and bewilderment rose in her as to what was hidden in Ashley’s heart.
  • There were pain and bewilderment in her face, the bewilderment of a pampered child who has always had her own way for the asking and who now, for the first time, was in contact with the unpleasantness of life.
  • All she could think of was that she loved him—everything about him, from the proud lift of his gold head to his slender dark boots, loved his laughter even when it mystified her, loved his bewildering silences.
  • There were pain and bewilderment in her face, the bewilderment of a pampered child who has always had her own way for the asking and who now, for the first time, was in contact with the unpleasantness of life.
  • However, remembering her plan, Scarlett smothered her contempt and cast such a flashing smile of greeting at him that he stopped short, his arm outheld to Suellen and goggled at Scarlett in pleased bewilderment.
  • Some of the cold sense of bewilderment and disaster that had weighted her down since the Tarleton boys told her their gossip was pushed into the background of her mind, and in its place crept the fever that had possessed her for two years.
  • "Not meaning to change the subject, Ma’m," broke in Gerald hurriedly, for he had noticed Carreen’s bewildered look and the avid curiosity on Suellen’s face and feared lest they might ask Ellen embarrassing questions which would reveal how inadequate a chaperon he was.
  • A warm tide of feeling, bewildering, frightening, swept over her, carrying out of her mind the time and place and circumstances.
  • "Oh, all right, I promise," said Scarlett, looking down at her in bewilderment.
  • They were naked and there was anger and something like bewilderment in them.
  • He stepped abruptly down from the wagon and, as she watched him, stunned with bewilderment, he came around to her side of the wagon.
  • He sank back against the seat aghast, indignation struggling with bewilderment.
  • She peered quickly at Frank and, when she saw who it was, her face changed—pleasure, bewilderment and something akin to guilt spreading over it.
  • For a moment she stared at him bewildered, dropping her skirts in dismay.
  • "Slatterys?" questioned Scarlett, bewildered.
  • "But I thought Atlanta burned the night I left," cried Scarlett, bewildered.
  • When she made feeble swimming motions to come back to consciousness, she was tired to her bones, weak, bewildered.
  • Tomorrow she would wonder if she had made any impression on Frank’s hurt and bewildered heart.
  • He knew he was no great catch for a woman half his age and pretty and smart to boot, but Frank was a gentleman and he kept his bewilderment to himself.
  • "But, Ashley," she began, floundering in a quagmire of bewilderment, "if you’re afraid we’ll starve, why—why— Oh, Ashley, we’ll manage somehow! I know we will!"
  • Frank gave her the three hundred dollars, bewildered by her sweet urgency, reluctant at first, because it meant the end of his hope of buying the sawmill immediately.
  • His soft brown eyes followed her every movement, large, round as dollars, a childish bewilderment in them as though her own scarce-hidden fears had been communicated to him.
  • His heart was sore and bewildered at Suellen’s conduct and his vanity, the shy, touchy vanity of a middle-aged bachelor who knows himself to be unattractive to women, was deeply wounded.
  • He had been a dashing and resourceful officer during the war, but two severe wounds and four years of fighting seemed to have drained him of all his resourcefulness, leaving him to face the rigors of peace as bewildered as a child.
  • It was all very bewildering to Scarlett who was still trying to grasp the idea that Cathleen Calvert was going to marry an overseer—Cathleen, daughter of a rich planter, Cathleen who, next to Scarlett, had had more beaux than any girl in the County.
  • Even through her fear and bewilderment, his sneer stung.
  • Her face was puckered in the sad bewilderment of an old ape but there was determination in her jaw.
  • In them she saw fear that matched her own fear, helplessness weaker than her own, bewilderment more profound than she would ever know.
  • However, Rhett seemed in perfect command of the bewildering situation and that was a small comfort.
  • How odd and bewildering and how incredible that he loved her, this savage stranger with whom she had lived in such coolness.
  • "But you said you thought it would be a successful match!" cried Scarlett bewildered.
  • She had not known what he meant then but now bewildered comprehension was coming to her and with it a sick, weary feeling.
  • He abruptly started off across the room and she followed him, bewildered, to the closed doors.
  • Scarlett was so bewildered and infuriated at these slights that the party was utterly ruined for her.
  • And Melanie, bewildered, broken hearted but still loyal, did not try to repair it.
  • Scarlett, hating the bright hard blue they wore, enjoyed snubbing them all the more because it so bewildered them.
  • Without warning, tears started in her eyes and rolled slowly down her cheeks and she stood looking at him dumbly, like a hurt bewildered child.
  • She had not been forlorn and frightened then, as she was now, weak and pain racked and bewildered.
  • They were stunned, bewildered, afraid.
  • "Rhett?" thought Scarlett, bewildered, and the words meant nothing to her.
  • She sat down, the harsh gas light falling on her white bewildered face.
  • She was clutched by a bewildered apathy, an unhappiness that she could not understand, an unhappiness that went deeper than anything she had ever known.
  • Scarlett and Pitty, startled and bewildered, looked at each other in wonderment and, like a lean old cat, India streaked across the room to Melanie’s side.
  • What he did at this desk the bewildered officials of the bank did not know, but he owned too large a block of the stock for them to protest his presence there.
  • Afterward she remembered, as from a dream, the hundreds of candles flaring on the walls, her mother’s face, loving, a little bewildered, her lips moving in a silent prayer for her daughter’s happiness, Gerald flushed with brandy and pride that his daughter was marrying both money, a fine name and an old one—and Ashley, standing at the bottom of the steps with Melanie’s arm through his.
  • It was as if Atlanta society, scattered and wrecked by war, depleted by death, bewildered by change, had found in her an unyielding nucleus about which it could re-form.
  • How neatly Melanie had scotched the scandal, keeping Scarlett at her side all through the dreadful evening! People had been a bit cool, somewhat bewildered, but they had been polite.
  • The garrison families had a right to be bewildered for most of them were quiet, well-bred folk, lonely in a hostile land, anxious to go home to the North, a little ashamed of the riffraff whose rule they were forced to uphold—an infinitely better class than that of Scarlett’s associates.
  • It’s almost like I was in love with him!" she thought, bewildered.
  • Scarlett, bewildered, picked up the single sheet and saw written in a black, bold hand: "The Confederacy may need the lifeblood of its men but not yet does it demand the heart’s blood of its women.
  • Aged country darkies, deserted by their children, bewildered and panic stricken in the bustling town, sat on the curbs and cried to the ladies who passed: "Mistis, please Ma’m, write mah old Marster down in Fayette County dat Ah’s up hyah.
  • No, I can’t," she said, bewildered again.
  • We thought—" Scarlett was equally bewildered by the turn of events, despite Rhett’s warning as to the direction it would take.

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  • Some of their customs can bewilder travelers.
  • I am trying to understand her, but am bewildered.

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