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perplex
used in The Grapes of Wrath

5 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • The danger is here, for two men are not as lonely and perplexed as one.
    Chapter 14 (74% in)
perplexed = confused or puzzled
  • After a while the faces of the watching men lost their bemused perplexity and became hard and angry and resistant.
    Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • They knew that a man so hurt and so perplexed may turn in anger, even on people he loves.
    Chapter 5 (44% in)
  • And the women went on with the work, but all the time they watched the men squatting in the dust—perplexed and figuring.
    Chapter 5 (48% in)
  • And because they were lonely and perplexed, because they had all come from a place of sadness and worry and defeat, and because they were all going to a new mysterious place, they huddled together; they talked together; they shared their lives, their food, and the things they hoped for in the new country.
    Chapter 17 (2% in)

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