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bemused
used in Light in August

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Definition
puzzled or confused
  • They are moving now, plaiting with rapt bemusement a fold of her skirt.
    Chapter 1 (67% in)
  • ...could always be bought on the installment plan—gaunt, staring, motionless wheels rising from mounds of brick rubble and ragged weeds with a quality profoundly astonishing, and gutted boilers lifting their rusting and unsmoking stacks with an air stubborn, baffled and bemused upon a stumppocked scene of profound and peaceful desolation, unplowed, untilled, gutting slowly into red and choked ravines beneath the long quiet rains of autumn and the galloping fury of vernal equinoxes.
    Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • Her face is calm, waiting, a little detached without being bemused.
    Chapter 1 (84% in)
  • Then, as he sat quite still, with on his gaunt, sick, stubbled an expression of rapt bemusement, he smelled negro.
    Chapter 14 (75% in)
  • He has been listening now, almost attentively, with that ability of his to flux instantaneously between complete attention that does not seem to hear, and that comalike bemusement in which the stare of his apparently inverted eye is as uncomfortable as though he held them with his hand.
    Chapter 16 (67% in)

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