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perplex
used in Crime and Punishment

17 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • He vividly recalled those old doubts and perplexities,
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (75% in)
perplexities = things that confuse
  • Raskolnikov did not sit down, but he felt unwilling to leave her, and stood facing her in perplexity.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (57% in)
  • "Could I have expected to set it all straight and to find a way out by means of Razumihin alone?" he asked himself in perplexity.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • Suddenly he stopped; a new utterly unexpected and exceedingly simple question perplexed and bitterly confounded him.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (31% in)
  • Razumihin said, shaking his head in perplexity.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (92% in)
  • "What if you have been reading about it?" he cried at last, perplexed and impatient.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (34% in)
  • He was perplexed to find the door of the flat wide open.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (83% in)
  • The porter looked at Raskolnikov, frowning and perplexed.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (94% in)
  • Both of them had heard of the quarrel from Nastasya, so far as she had succeeded in understanding and reporting it, and were in painful perplexity and suspense.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (8% in)
  • He found himself confronted with many new and unlooked-for perplexities.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (1% in)
  • Raskolnikov muttered in reply, but with such a preoccupied and inattentive air that Dounia gazed at him in perplexity.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • They were all looking at him in perplexity.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (55% in)
  • Dounia gazed gravely and intently into the poor girl's face, and scrutinised her with perplexity.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (16% in)
  • CHAPTER VI "I don't believe it, I can't believe it!" repeated Razumihin, trying in perplexity to refute Raskolnikov's arguments.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (0% in)
  • Raskolnikov drew back on the sofa as Porfiry bent over him and stared in silent perplexity at him.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (79% in)
  • A minute later Lebeziatnikov, too, appeared in the doorway; he did not come in, but stood still, listening with marked interest, almost wonder, and seemed for a time perplexed.
    5.3 — Part 5 Chapter 3 (6% in)
  • Polenka was in her everyday dress; she looked in timid perplexity at her mother, and kept at her side, hiding her tears.
    5.5 — Part 5 Chapter 5 (42% in)

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