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bewilder
used in Jane Eyre

9 uses
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Definition
to confuse someone
  • In five minutes more the cloud of bewilderment dissolved: I knew quite well that I was in my own bed, and that the red glare was the nursery fire.
    Chapter 3 (4% in)
  • There were moments when I was bewildered by the terror he inspired, because I had no appeal whatever against either his menaces or his inflictions; the servants did not like to offend their young master by taking my part against him, and Mrs. Reed was blind and deaf on the subject: she never saw him strike or heard him abuse me, though he did both now and then in her very presence, more frequently, however, behind her back.
    Chapter 1 (67% in)
  • I was stiff with long sitting, and bewildered with the noise and motion of the coach: Gathering my faculties, I looked about me.
    Chapter 5 (17% in)
  • At first, being little accustomed to learn by heart, the lessons appeared to me both long and difficult; the frequent change from task to task, too, bewildered me; and I was glad when, about three o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Smith put into my hands a border of muslin two yards long, together with needle, thimble, &c.
    Chapter 6 (7% in)
  • The widow looked bewildered.
    Chapter 13 (49% in)
  • Your language is enigmatical, sir: but though I am bewildered, I am certainly not afraid.
    Chapter 14 (86% in)
  • She looked at me bewildered.
    Chapter 24 (43% in)
  • As I looked up at them, the moon appeared momentarily in that part of the sky which filled their fissure; her disk was blood— red and half overcast; she seemed to throw on me one bewildered, dreary glance, and buried herself again instantly in the deep drift of cloud.
    Chapter 25 (17% in)
  • I had risen up in bed, I bent forward: first surprise, then bewilderment, came over me; and then my blood crept cold through my veins.
    Chapter 25 (74% in)

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