Mrs. Peniston’s voice shook with anger and bewilderment.
Old habits, old restraints, the hand of inherited order, plucked back the bewildered mind which passion had jolted from its ruts.
Now indeed Lily was too far adrift in bewilderment to measure the other’s words or keep watch on her own.
She sat up, bewildered by the strangeness of her surroundings; then memory returned, and she looked about her with a shiver.
The dinner had been protracted over Mr. Bry’s exceptional cigars and a bewildering array of liqueurs, and many of the other tables were empty; but a sufficient number of diners still lingered to give relief to the leave-taking of Mrs. Bry’s distinguished guests.
She continued to look at him with a deepening bewilderment: her only clear impression resolved itself into a scared sense of his power.
Bewildered and indignant, Lily resolved to try the effect of a personal appeal; but she returned from her expedition with a sense of the powerlessness of beauty and charm against the unfeeling processes of the law.