"What are you talking about?" he asked in a perplexed tone.
He stared at her with a perplexed expression and finally shook his head.
She was perplexed by this creature.
His expression transformed slowly from perplexed to comprehension.
Berg and the countess looked at her, perplexed and frightened.
The signs, which I had so lately learned, and which I thought I knew, perplexed me.
On the death of Sisinnius, patriarch of Constantinople (December 427), Theodosius perplexed by the various claims of the local clergy, appointed the disinguished preacher of Antioch to the vacant see.
The officer stood perplexed and his face showed indecision.
Effie looked somewhat perplexed, but not satisfied.
The prophet is perplexed about the mysteries of life, and questions God respecting them.
The conference of 1792 was so much perplexed that it resorted to the casting of lots.
Fred returned just as they were clearing the dishes, wearing a perplexed look on his face.
He turned a perplexed gaze on Megan.
Such a logic, however, is a dialectic of illusion, perplexed by paralogisms and helpless in the face of antinomies.
2 A people so curious and refined as the Greeks were certain to be greatly perplexed by even such comparatively pure mythical narratives as they found in Homer, still more by the coarser legends of Hesiod, and above all by the ancient local myths preserved by local priesthoods.
It perplexed even Jellia Jamb, for a time, to know what to do with the animal.
Probably he found in his calmness of temperament, even in his want of imagination, a sense of rest and of exemption from the disturbing influences of life; while in his physical philosophy he found both an answer to the questions which perplexed him and an inexhaustible stimulus to his intellectual curiosity.
His voyage was delayed by storms, and he appears to have been perplexed as to the safest route.
According to his report, " the mind " always obliges us to suppose Something beyond positive phenomena to which the phenomena must be attributed; but he was perplexed by this " confused negative " idea.
"I don't understand," Cynthia continued, a perplexed look on her face.
She met his perplexed gaze, her face growing warm.
The outline of Job's story was no doubt supplied by tradition; and a later poet has developed this outline, and made it a vehicle for expressing his new thoughts respecting a great moral problem which perplexed his contemporaries.
His chief work was the Moreh Nebuche hazeman (" Guide for the Perplexed of the Age"), a title imitated from that of the 12th-century "Guide for the Perplexed" of Maimonides.
He brought a vast amount of information from the most varied and distant sources to confirm his opinions, and the abundance of his materials never perplexed or burdened him in his argumentation, but examples of well-conducted historical argument are rare in his pages.
But the forms of substances " are so perplexed and complicated, that it is either vain to inquire into them at all, or such inquiry as is possible should be put off for a time, and not entered upon till forms of a more simple nature have been rightly investigated and discussed."
The manifold of sense, which plays so important a part in the critical theory of knowledge, is left in an obscure and perplexed position.
I was sorely perplexed, and felt quite discouraged, and wasted much precious time, especially in Algebra.
I feel so comfortable! answered Natasha, almost perplexed by her feelings.
He drew back, gazing down at her with a perplexed expression.
He was interested but perplexed about the March date when Byrne was excused from work—without his wife's knowledge.
She trailed, even more perplexed when the janitor waxing the floor called out a cheerful, "Hey, Toby!"
Kiera shook her head, perplexed by their odd invitation to stay with them.
Perplexed as to what kind of movers worked at such an hour, she roamed through the row house from top to bottom.
His dark features were twisted with a perplexed expression as he swung her around.
And his cousin, the cardinal Giulio de' Medici, were much perplexed about the management of the republic. It seemed necessary, if possible, in the gradual extinction of their family to give the city at least a semblance of self-government.
His biographers used to be perplexed by a letter purporting to be from Liberius, in the works of Hilary, in which he seems to write, in 352, that he had excommunicated Athanasius at the instance of the Oriental bishops; but the document is now held to be spurious.
The whole kingdom was perplexed, and Abbas had much work to restore confidence and tranquillity.
Eh? repeated Anatole, sincerely perplexed by a thought of the future.
For some seconds they gazed with frightened eyes at one another's unfamiliar faces and both were perplexed at what they had done and what they were to do next.
She rejoined the party and even danced a few times with Denton, who was perplexed by her sudden change in mood.
Jessi looked at him, perplexed as to how Laurencio heard him from the ten feet separating them.
Mamun, on receiving his brother's invitation to go to Bagdad, was greatly perplexed; but his tutor and later vizier, Fadl b.
Donald's perplexed gaze went from Candice to Alex and then finally sought Carmen.
The pioneers of the jute industry, who did not understand this necessity, or rather who did not know how the woody and brittle character of the fibre could be remedied, were greatly perplexed by the difficulties they had to encounter, the fibre spinning badly into a hard, rough and hairy yarn owing to the splitting and breaking of the fibre.
This hedonism has perplexed Plato's readers needlessly (as we have said in speaking of the Cyrenaics), inasmuch as hedonism is the most obvious corollary of the Socratic doctrine that the different common notions of good - the beautiful, the pleasant and the useful - were to be somehow interpreted by each other.
I was sorely perplexed, and felt discouraged wasting much precious time, especially in algebra.
I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful.
"Someone has been in my room," Edith said, sounding more perplexed than upset.
At this time he was much perplexed as to his religious opinions, and he ultimately found relief in a decision to take a further university course and to seek Anglican orders.
How the hostile kings of Israel and Syria came to fight a common enemy, and how to correlate the Assyrian and Biblical records, are questions which have perplexed all recent writers.
But Orlov, perplexed by conflicting instructions and caught in an unfavourable situation by a brigade of the 12th division which was executing the proposed " pursuit," gave way - part of his force in actual rout - and the cavalry that was with him was driven back by the Kobi (reserve army) brigade of the Guard.
Pierre, perplexed, looked round with his shortsighted eyes without obeying, and suddenly doubts arose in his mind.
A plain man perplexed by such disagreements might naturally hold that any opinion maintained by a pious and orthodox writer must be a safe one to follow; and thus weak consciences were subtly tempted to seek the support of authority for some desired relaxation of a moral rule.
When told of the instance in which Jesus raised the dead, she was much perplexed, saying, "I did not know life could come back into the dead body!"
"If," to quote Dr Robertson, "by attempting to relate the various occurrences in the New World in a strict chronological order, the arrangement of events in his work had not been rendered so perplexed, disconnected and obscure that it is an unpleasant task to collect from different parts of his book and piece together the detached shreds of a story, he might justly have been ranked among the most eminent historians of his country."
The application of this observation to the phenomenon which had so long perplexed him was not difficult, and, in 1727, he published his theory of the aberration of light - a corner-stone of the edifice of astronomical science.