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The House of Mirth
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  • 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.

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

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