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perplex
used in The Magic Mountain

7 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • I would never have believed such things until now, but what I hear you've experienced quite perplexes me.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (48% in)
  • He was still standing there observing, perplexed and lost in thought, when the director happened by.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (53% in)
  • Hans Castorp was left behind, perplexed.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (22% in)
  • What got mixed up so higgledy-piggledy in this grand confusion were those emotional concepts and states of consciousness that define "still" and "again"—which is one of the most bewildering, perplexing, and bewitching experiences there is.
    7.1 - A Stroll by the Shore (47% in)
  • All in all, this is nothing less than the old argument over which came first, the chicken or the egg, an argument that is so extraordinarily perplexing because of two facts: first, we cannot imagine an egg that has not been laid by a hen; and second, no hen exists that has not crept out of a postulated egg.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (5% in)
  • But they now discovered the extent of their perplexity—what should they ask?
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (39% in)
  • It was not unusual for him to be unsettled by his own scruples, to feel divided and perplexed in his attitudes toward the world's larger constellations.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (44% in)

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