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perplex
used in The Mill on the Floss

4 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • Uncle Pullet had a programme for all great social occasions, and in this way fenced himself in from much painful confusion and perplexing freedom of will.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (63% in)
  • He found much difficulty in adjusting his attitude of mind toward the son of Lawyer Wakem, and it had occurred to him that if Philip disliked his father, that fact might go some way toward clearing up his perplexity.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The New Schoolfellow (59% in)
  • He walked backward and forward in maddening perplexity.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (39% in)
  • The ingenious Bob was sorely perplexed as to how this result could have come about; how Mr. Stephen Guest could have gone away from her, or could have let her go away from him, when he had the chance of keeping her with him.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (61% in)

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