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perplex
used in Of Human Bondage

6 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • The first sight of the dead woman gave Mr. Carey a little shock, but this was quickly followed by perplexity.
    5-6 — Chapters 5-6 (15% in)
  • Mr. Carey looked at her in perplexity.
    9-10 — Chapters 9-10 (23% in)
  • Philip felt vaguely that he was himself in the same case, but with him it was the conduct of his life as a whole that perplexed him.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (19% in)
  • He paused for a moment or two, looking about him in a perplexed way.
    79-80 — Chapters 79-80 (78% in)
  • What perplexed him was that he felt a curious physical distaste, which made it uncomfortable for him to be near her.
    109-110 — Chapters 109-110 (32% in)
  • The undertaker looked at him in perplexity, and he hurried to explain.
    111-112 — Chapters 111-112 (49% in)

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