How to use At-a-loss in a sentence
I was at a loss what to do.
He was at a loss for words.
I was at a loss how to explain the unexplainable.
I was tongue tied, at a loss how to respond.
She remained on the ground, at a loss as to what to do.Advertisement
Jessi sighed and put her phone away, at a loss as to what to do in any part of her life.
When zoological records failed, Egypto-Hellenic ingenuity was never at a loss for a fanciful invention distilled from the text itself, but which to succeeding copyists appeared as part of the teaching of the original Physiologus.
Lana watched him, at a loss at what to think of his reaction.
Felipa looked back and forth at the telephone and Carmen, obviously at a loss for words.
To us, indeed, his conception of the universe, like that of Philo, seems a strange medley, and one may be at a loss to conceive how he could bring together such heterogeneous elements; but there is no reason to doubt that the harmony of all the essential parts of his system was obvious enough to himself.Advertisement
The purely artificial character of the System of Linnaeus and his successors had been perceived, and men were at a loss to find a substitute for it.
Yet if you have never had to buy plexiglass sheets before, you might be at a loss at where to begin or what to look for.
They're ideal for costume parties and nights spent clubbing, and they are available in so many styles, you'll never be at a loss for inspiration.
Hmmm... I am somewhat at a loss to find something of interest to say about this terribly uninteresting film.
If you're at a loss for unique baby shower ideas, consider working your party around the kind of food you want to serve.Advertisement
If you're at a loss for entertainment options, simply use traditional baby shower games with a Mexican twist.
Knowing how to buy carpet is intimidating if you've never purchased carpet before or if you are replacing your current flooring and are at a loss on how to proceed on changing it out.
If you're at a loss as to where to begin with debt management, weigh the numbers.
While the news junkie has many options, the sports fanatic is largely at a loss for legal ways to watch live programming on the web.
If you're at a loss for this year's perfect family holiday portrait, take a look at some ideas other people have perfected for Christmas photos.Advertisement
If you are at a loss as to what shades look best on you, take note of your overall coloring, as this has a direct bearing on what shades will work best on you.
With the prevalence of sex and violence broadcast on television and the radio all the time, parents can sometimes feel at a loss as to how to help their children navigate today's society without falling victim to the pressure.
Even though you know what needs to be included in your wedding program, you may be at a loss as to how to organize and layout the information.
Sometimes even the most articulate writers are at a loss when it comes to truly expressing how they feel about a marriage involving their best friends or siblings.
If you're at a loss or need direction choosing your wedding color scheme, take a look at the fall flowers that will be in season and a list of the available colors.Advertisement
When it comes to special occasion clothing, parents sometimes feel at a loss as to what to dress their child in.
I've lived with dogs since I was two years old, and have raised quite a few, but this guy has me at a loss.
You will not be at a loss for reading material when you find yourself at Harmony Central.
Are you at a loss when it comes to even selecting a store to look at?
By thinking creatively and listening, you'll never be at a loss for gift ideas for senior citizens.Advertisement
When it comes to thinking of gift ideas for elderly men, have you ever found yourself at a loss?
When evaluating elderly women hair styles, some people are at a loss as to what to ask of their hairstylist.
When scratches happen on glasses, most people feel at a loss of what to do.
If you are at a loss when it comes to jazz dance routines, you can always hire an outside choreographer to come in and create for you.
If you're still at a loss trying to figure out what your best colors to wear are, consider the following colors, which work well with virtually any hair, skin, and eye combination and are versatile enough for basically any time of year.Advertisement
When you're at a loss for words, having a ready-made sentence at your disposal can give you to confidence to speak out.
In your adventure of love, you may find yourself at a loss about what to do to show her a romantic time.
While they can be extremely intelligent--many scoring off the charts when tested-adults are often at a loss as to the correct teaching methods for autistic children.
If you are at a loss for words, talk about the structure of the movie.
Parents of older individuals on the spectrum may feel at a loss trying to find services for teens and adults.Advertisement
If you're pressed for time in the evenings and are at a loss on how to create a healthy meal, this cookbook is up to the challenge.
She thinks that dieters may be at a loss when it comes to portion control once they move off the prepackaged meals.
If you find yourself at a loss for words, remember the crossword puzzle analogy and start your phrase off with the words you know.
I am seldom at a loss for words and that was one of those times.
Short of sitting indoors all summer long or covering yourself up from head to toe when you do venture out, you may feel at a loss once you've suffered a sting.Advertisement
Bordeaux seemed to be at a loss for words.
I'd assume no one would believe me and I'd be at a loss to prove what I saw.
I thought I might be able to fix the time setting by trial and error but I was at a loss establishing a location.
She clung to the wall, at a loss as to what to do.
She stood out of his way, barely able to care for a child and at a loss as to what to do with a boy on the verge of becoming a teenager.Advertisement
By his uneven tone, he was as much at a loss of his choice as she was.
Haydn finds the pianoforte so completely capable of expressing his meaning that he is at a loss to find independent material for any accompanying instruments; and the violoncello in his trios has, except perhaps in four passages in the whole collection of thirty-three works, not a note to play that is not already in the bass of the pianoforte; while the melodies of the violin are, more often than not, doubled in the treble.
His criticism is empirical and unmethodic, based on immense and careful reading, and applied only when he feels a difficulty; and he is most successful when he has a large mass of tolerably homogeneous_ literature to lean on, whilst on isolated points he is often at a loss.
He was never in doubt as to his own meaning, and never at a loss for the most appropriate words in which to express it.
Hood, at a loss to divine Sherman's purpose, hastened on into Tennessee amidst weather which would have stopped most troops.
We are equally at a loss to prove that Aristotle published his philosophy.
He was at a loss to justify the unheard-of luxury of the Roman court.
When at a loss for good reasons, he had recourse to sophistry; and when heated by altercation, he made unsparing use of sarcasm and invective.
Still the Egyptians themselves seem to have been somewhat at a loss to account for the great veneration that they paid to Osiris.
Historians have been at a loss to know what Solomon could give in exchange for the gold of Ophir and the costly gifts of the queen of Sheba.
The writer does not dispute the fact, but is at a loss what to make of it.
The council were at a loss which course to take; not that they doubted which of the disputants was right, for they all held by the views of Calvin, but they were unable to determine to what extent and in which way Bolsec should be punished for his heresy.
This was true, although we were at a loss to understand how she guessed it.
Are you still at a loss as to what to do in regards to "punking out" your wedding ensemble?
There are literally hundreds of different organic baby products on the market today, which can leave a person assembling a basket at a loss of where to start.
If you are truly at a loss for words, a simple hug may work best.
He was of a sanguine-choleric temperament, and when untroubled and unvexed a bright and cheerful gentleman, easy to get on with, and however many people happened to be in the same room with him, he was never at a loss for an answer to every one of them."
This uncertainty had been brought about by the conflicting opinions of the jurists of the 6th century as to the proper interpretation to be given to the legislation of the emperor Justinian, from which had resulted a system of teaching which had deprived that legislation of all authority, and the imperial judges at last were at a loss to know by what rules of law they were to regulate their decisions.
He'd treated her like shit tonight, and he was at a loss as to how to prevent the tortured existence that became the fate of most Oracles.
Some will go insolvent, return to work, run at a loss or just not really trade.
On the whole, the state derives profit from its railways, although several of the later lines, while imperative for state purposes, must necessarily yield but a very small revenue, or be worked at a loss.
In plain terms he stated his abhorrence of the proposal; he was at a loss to conceive what part of his conduct could have encouraged their address; they could not have found "a person to whom their schemes were more disagreeable"; and he charged them, "if you have any regard for yourself or posterity, or respect for me, to banish these thoughts from your mind, and never communicate, as from yourself or any one else, a sentiment of the like nature."
Next morning Marya Dmitrievna took the young ladies to the Iberian shrine of the Mother of God and to Madame Suppert-Roguet, who was so afraid of Marya Dmitrievna that she always let her have costumes at a loss merely to get rid of her.