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perplex
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • Holmes was silent and buried in thought with a pained expression upon his face, as one who finds himself in a perplexing position.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (75% in)
  • Here we may take it that there is a love matter, but that the maiden is not so much angry as perplexed, or grieved.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (14% in)
  • "Hum!" said he, scratching his chin in some perplexity, "my theory certainly presents some difficulties.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (60% in)
  • I took the precious case into my hands and looked in some perplexity from it to my illustrious client.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (15% in)
  • "I confess that I still share my uncle's perplexity."
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (63% in)

There are no more uses of "perplex" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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