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baffle
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
  • No; Dix, Mr. Tulliver considered, had been as good as nowhere in point of law; and in the intensity of his indignation against Pivart, his contempt for a baffled adversary like Dix began to wear the air of a friendly attachment.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (31% in)
  • ...and talk eulogistically of him as a man who might have his weaknesses, but who had done the right thing by her, not-withstanding his numerous poor relations; to have sums of interest coming in more frequently, and secrete it in various corners, baffling to the most ingenious of thieves (for, to Mrs. Glegg's mind, banks and strong-boxes would have nullified the pleasure of property; she might as well have taken her food in capsules); finally, to be looked up to by her own family and the...
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (95% in)
  • Tom was dejected by the thought that his exemplary effort must always be baffled by the wrong-doing of others; Maggie was living through, over and over again, the agony of the moment in which she had rushed to throw herself on her father's arm, with a vague, shuddering foreboding of wretched scenes to come.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (66% in)

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