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perplex
used in Lonesome Dove

7 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • The whole business was perplexing, but he couldn't just stand around and wonder about it.
    Chapters 9-10 (80% in)
  • The quick glimpse of Lorena put Dish in such perplexity of spirit that he could hardly focus on the question.
    Chapters 3-4 (92% in)
  • But when Pea's name was added there was a lot of discussion about it, and around that time Deets developed a tremendous case of the sulks—unlike him and perplexing to Call.
    Chapters 7-8 (55% in)
  • "You beat any woman I ever saw for taking the starch out of a man," he said, a little perplexed.
    Chapters 87-88 (80% in)
  • WHEN SALLY AND BETSEY asked her questions about her past, Lorena was perplexed.
    Chapters 91-92 (48% in)
  • "Woodrow don't like to admit that he's like the rest of us," Augustus said, seeing the boy's perplexity.
    Chapters 93-94 (15% in)
  • Call was perplexed.
    Chapters 101-102 (30% in)

There are no more uses of "perplex" in Lonesome Dove.

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