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Definition to confuse
  • Scientists are perplexed by the mystery.
perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • I am perplexed by her behavior.
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • they were perplexing to reflect upon,—insoluble mysteries both.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • perplexing = confusing
  • The thing perplexes me altogether.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • perplexes = confuses
  • It was a perplexing puzzle,
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • perplexing = confusing due to complexity
  • Now Kino's face was perplexed and worried.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • Phoebe loved no riddles, and would have been glad to escape the perplexity of this one.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • perplexity = confusion due to complexity
  • He seemed to find this case very perplexing,
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • perplexing = confusing due to complexity
  • Jason continued to appear perplexed and said, "I really don't know what you are talking about."
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • Michael shrugged, disoriented, perplexed.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • When I woke in the morning, I was hungry, but I did not think first of my hunger for my heart was perplexed and confused.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  By the Waters of Babylon
  • perplexed = confused
  • ...mystic and marvelous surprises that will entrance, delight, intrigue, astonish, and perplex you beyond measure.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • perplex = confuse
  • He was a little country boy, and this village was to him a very strange and perplexing place, where people wore fine clothes and had hard hearts.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • perplexing = confusing
  • The two men stood on the landing perplexed.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • You see, it perplexed me that the Divergent were immune to the serum that I developed,
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • perplexed = confused
  • Here, Master Doctor, in perplexity and doubtful dilemma.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • perplexity = confusion due to complexity
  • Thorolf looked at Christopher, perplexed.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • Then as is the nature of folk that are thoroughly perplexed, they began to grumble at the hobbit, blaming him for what had at first so pleased them:
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • (perplexed) Why? What did I say?
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • In the daytime it is tiresome and perplexing.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
perplexing = confusing due to complexity

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