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She was obviously bemused by his questions.
  perplexed or bewildered; or deep in thought
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  • She was obviously bemused by his questions.
  • She is bemused by the way he views the world.
  • They all sat still, all bemused by the beauty of the thing, each mind was popped into the future when this lovely thing should come about.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • The five of us followed them to the checkout counter, and I watched in disbelief as the woman, seeming a bit bemused, took out her wallet and paid for Angel’s bear.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment

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  • Jean Louise followed, bemused and faintly annoyed.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Sana looks between us, bemused.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Boney asked, a bemused smile on her face.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She was watching me, a bemused little smile on her face.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Sister Platte had been bemused: "Pop that thing?"
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Neither of them smiled much—they greeted Michael and me with the bemused curiosity to which I was getting accustomed.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • He looked a little bemused as I slid the paper toward him.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • There were glances and bemused stares but no one seemed to care much about my presence as I went from one group to the next.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Clarke gave her a bemused smile.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • She shook her head in bemusement.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Constance shook her head bemusedly, though clearly she was delighted, and as she clambered back into her chair she handed him the little box he’d sent for.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Luis watched in bemused silence, a slight grin on his face.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He sounds bemused.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • He remained as hardy as a billygoat, which brought him under the bemused scrutiny of the SS doctors and, in a roundabout way, to the attention of floss.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The expression on his face is one of bemused curiosity: these people are unfathomable, but then so are most.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He touched the blade in some bemusement, then grasped it and pulled.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • This was a different, more affable energy, with the pills: a combination of sluggishness and brightness, a bemused, goofy, floating quality.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She caught Boyle watching her, a bemused smile on his face.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • And it is no accident that we should be so bemused.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He let her go, his face soft, bemused with grief and amazement.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Someone stepped quietly into the elevator, looking back at the search party in bemusement.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • No one talks to him and comes away bemused.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It was a kind of bemused, inaugural silence.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Mama indulged Madaline, smiling through her stories with a look of wry bemusement, but I knew she thought unkindly of her.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "The Ace of Cups," Dorothea said, sounding bemused.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Deep rumblings of bemusement came from the guard.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • After a while the faces of the watching men lost their bemused perplexity and became hard and angry and resistant.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Yes, it was all forcefully brought to the attention of my bemused parents.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He accepted my apology with a bemused kiss on the nose.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • But anon their bemused wits awoke to the nature of the deed which was like to be done upon the moorlands.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • His eyes danced with bemusement.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • "That road," said our mother, bemused, gesturing with a lazy bent wrist out the window.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Rasheed regarded the Taliban with a forgiving, affectionate kind of bemusement, as one might regard an erratic cousin prone to unpredictable acts of hilarity and scandal.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • A boy named Hussein, a small and perpetually bemused Meskhetian Turk with big eyes set wide apart near his temples, was skipping and thrashing his arms comically to the amusement of his teammates.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Sorry,I responded absently, bemused by the fact that she had used my name for the first time.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • His eyes fixed on her with a look of dazed bemusement.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • She looked at me again, bemused.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • She pushed a sweaty lock of hair back from her forehead, equal parts flustered and bemused.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • He offered the same little bow, and for a bemused instant Wendy thought he would kiss her hand.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • She looked from me to Petra, then slowly, bemusedly, back to me again.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • "Yes —yes, we are," said Dedalus Diggle, who had been watching these exchanged with an air of bemusement and now seemed to pull himself together.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Two bemused-looking cats and three ragged crows picked themselves out of the dirt and watched him run past.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • We made it,he said, bemused.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Ron shook his head, bemused, then checked his watch.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Walker and Archer had started moving again; bemused, Simon followed them as they crossed the courtyard and stopped a few feet from where the woman sat.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Her great brown eyes opened and she blinked several times in a bemused sort of way.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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