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Definition confused emotionally
  • She was nonplussed by the bluntness of the question.
  • JOHNSON (Nonplussed) You know, me and you ain't never agreed about some things, Lena Younger.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • nonplussed = confused emotionally
  • I was puzzled, nonplussed, and groping in the dark.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The clerk was nonplussed.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch felt completely nonplussed by the strange talk which he was hearing for the first time.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • De Klerk was again nonplused.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The guy looks nonplussed.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Since Hyperion was explored four centuries ago, the Core has been concerned and nonplussed.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • When the train pulled in, she swooped forward to greet the nonplussed Ira, John, and Rene as they alighted.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • For myself, I laugh at these signs of lust; It doesn't please me at all to grow nonplussed.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • "You wait," he told his nonplussed wife.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Varys reined up, nonplussed.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Well, suppose it was?" returned Jett, nonplussed at this remark from the habitually unobserving Catlee.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Arobin appeared nonplused, and asked Edna if there were any one else she cared to ask.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The Colonel's wrath, under circumstances where almost any Texan would have been cool, nonplussed Duane, and he put it down to a choleric temperament.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Kooa seemed nonplussed by his remarkable behavior.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • KELLER [NONPLUSSED]: Then—do I understand you—propose—
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • She was nonplussed at the possibility of the errand being different from what she had thought.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • ALL TOGETHER: [except for JACQUES, who is nonplussed] Grandfather is dead, long live grandfather.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  The Future Is in Eggs
  • "I sure could use some lumber for my front porch," he said, nonplused.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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