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baffled Sentence Examples

  • Baffled. He really hardly knew her but thinks he's supposed act like he's grieving.

  • I'm baffled and I don't travel well in the state of confusion.

  • he said, a baffled look on his face.

  • They said-- " "Kyle, are you on drugs?" she asked, baffled.

  • Talon appeared as baffled as Bianca felt.

  • You weren't about to take a chance that you lose her, Gabriel said, sounding baffled.

  • It was hard to believe he didn't understand the source of her distress, and yet he acted as though he was baffled.

  • Half-drunk by the time Rhyn explained things to her the day before, she'd come away from that conversation more baffled than she'd been when she fell out of the sky onto the beach.

  • His dark, dry humor left her entertained – and baffled.

  • She wasn't sure which baffled her more: that he happened to have an apartment in Atlanta or he wasn't trying to talk her out of leaving.

  • "I.ve never taken anyone from you!" she said, baffled.

  • Baffled, Toby shrugged and moved to the bars of his cell, looking to Ully for help.  Ully rolled his eyes.

  • Katie touched the roots ensnaring the sleeping woman's ankle.  The mess baffled her, as if the roots themselves had reached out to grab Deidre's ankles instead of her slipping and stumbling into them.  The gnarly roots were twisted and thick, wrapped too tightly for her to pry them apart.

  • Burgess looked truly baffled.

  • She touched her cheek, beyond baffled by the confrontation.

  • The scene in the next room – an open cavity filled with rusted equipment – baffled her.

  • His words baffled her.

  • It dashes at once into the middle of the subjects with the examination of a problem which had baffled the ancients, and seems as if it were tossed at the heads of the French geometers as a challenge.

  • In such moments of baffled inquiry he would leave his books, perform the requisite ablutions, then hie to the mosque, and continue in prayer till light broke on his difficulties.

  • deep, which baffled every effort to reach the interior until in 1813, when a summer of severe drought had made it of vital importance to find new pastures, three of the colonists, Messrs Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, more fortunate than their predecessors in exploration, after crossing the Nepean river at Emu Plains and ascending the Dividing Range, were able to reach a position enabling them to obtain a view of the grassy valley of the Fish river, which lies on the farther side of the Dividing Range.

  • baffled by contradictions or absurdities.

  • Unfortunately, however, the method of agreement is liable to be baffled by " plurality of causes."

  • If it fails - there are other channels; character can be known and trusted even when we are baffled by a thing necessarily so full of mystery as the development of a personality.

  • Being greatly outnumbered, Howe had to stand on the defensive, but he baffled the French admiral at Sandy Hook, and defeated his attempt to take Newport in Rhode Island by a fine combination of caution and calculated daring.

  • His sermons especially abound in quotations and allusions, which have the air of spontaneously suggesting themselves, but which must sometimes have baffled his hearers.

  • What was the secret power which enabled him to bring under the domain of scientific laws phenomena of disease which had so far baffled human endeavour?

  • Still no explanation of this singular fact was forthcoming, and it was reserved for the young chemist from FrancheComte to solve a problem which had baffled the greatest chemists and physicists of the time.

  • The diseases or sicknesses of beer and wine had from time immemorial baffled all attempts at cure.

  • But his zeal encountered a check which baffled him for several years, and which left its mark in various inconsistencies and incoherences in his completed system.

  • The intricate water-ways and the stubborn Venetian defence baffled all his attempts to reach Rialto; the summer heats came on; the Lido was unhealthy.

  • The outcome of the whole matter is that the investigator is still baffled in his attempt to discover what effect the use of "futures" is having upon prices to-day.

  • Covered by Howard at Ezra Church, Schofield led this advance, but the new Confederate lines baffled him.

  • The British squadrons either stopped the relieving forces at their point of departure, or baffled, when they did not take them, at their landfall.

  • Desperate fighting now ensued, but fortunately, owing to the intersected ground, Soult was compelled to advance slowly, and in the end, Wellington coming up with Beresford from the right bank, the French retired baffled.

  • The mounted division, and also a division from Helles, were quietly concentrated there, and on the 21st a determined attempt was made to capture some of the high ground which had baffled the essays of the invaders on the 9th and loth.

  • Often baffled, but never despairing, William fought on to the end, and the ideas and the spirit of his policy continued to triumph long after the death of their author.

  • Bolingbroke retired baffled and disappointed from the fray to France in June, residing principally at the château of Argeville near Fontainebleau.

  • Kellermann's cuirassiers and the heavy horse of the Guard (37 fresh squadrons) now advanced to support the baffled cavalry, the latter falling in as supports.

  • When baffled in minor objects he gave way with a goodnatured flexibility which brought upon him at times charges of inconsistency.

  • The result of the whole conference was that Kruger returned to Pretoria completely baffled, and for a time the Free State was saved from being a party to the fatal policy into which others subsequently drew it.

  • The fall alone explains at once the nobleness and the meanness of humanity; Jesus Christ is the only solution in which the baffled reason can rest.

  • Abd-el-Kader reappeared in Algeria, which he overran with a rapidity which baffled all pursuit.

  • It appears from Craig's letter, to which we may therefore assign the date 3589, that, five years before, he had made an attempt to reach Uranienburg, but had been baffled by the storms and rocks of Norway, and that ever since then he had been longing to visit Tycho.

  • Sir George Rodney, having returned to his command with reinforcements, baffled this plan by the series of operations which culminated in the battle of the 12th of April 1782.

  • In the overthrow of the Spanish Armada they had already received a great defeat; with the Peace of Westphalia the Catholic advance was baffled.

  • Henceforward, whatever other subjects might from time to time claim his attention, it was from among electrical phenomena that he selected those problems to which he applied the full force of his mind, and which he kept persistently in view, even when year after year his attempts to solve them had been baffled.

  • They continued active till the close of the war, and were only partially baffled by the strict enforcement of convoy by the British authorities.

  • In these contests the German king met with indifferent success, but the struggle with Saxony was not very serious, and when dying in December 919 Conrad recommended the Franconian nobles to offer the crown to Henry, the only man who could cope with the anarchy by which he had himself been baffled.

  • Moreover, he intended to undertake the subjugation of northern Italy, a task which had baffled his imperial grandfather, and in order to realize this scheme it was of the highest importance that he should do nothing to offend the pope.

  • His next signal interference was during the incursions of the Syrians, when he disclosed the plans of the invaders to the "king of Israel" with such effect that they were again and again baffled.

  • Through a series of confusions and blunders, Mar prematurely raised on the 16th of September 1715 the standard of King James, and though in command of a much larger army than ever followed Montrose, was baffled by Argyll, who held Stirling with a very small force.

  • In his solitude he had ample leisure for forming schemes of missionary enterprise among Persians and Goths, and by his correspondence with the different churches he at once baffled his enemies and gave greater energy to his friends.

  • When they were baffled, the Sadducees, to whose party the chief priests belonged, sought in vain to pose Him with a problem as to the resurrection of the dead; and after that a more honest scribe confessed the truth of His teaching as to the supremacy of love to God and man over all the sacrificial worship of the Temple, and was told in reply that he was not far from the kingdom of God.

  • He gradually succeeded in carrying out his purpose: the Catholic Association, at first small, but slowly assuming larger proportions, was formed; attempts of the government and of the local authorities to put its branches down were skilfully baffled by legal devices of many kinds; and at last, after a conflict of years, all Catholic Ireland was arrayed to a man in an organization of enormous power, that demanded its rights with no uncertain voice.

  • As it happened this deductive tendency helped the development of logic. The obscurer premises of analogy and induction, together with the paucity of experience and the backward state of physical science in Aristotle's time would have baffled even his analytical genius.

  • against the Puritan governments of New England, among them Massachusetts' extension of its jurisdiction over the towns of Maine and New Hampshire, the persecution of the Quakers, and the denial of the right of appeal to the crown, and in 1664 a royal commission, consisting of Richard Nicolls, Samuel Maverick, Robert Carr and George Cartwright, was sent over to settle disputes and secure some measure of imperial control, but Massachusetts, the chief offender; successfully baffled all attempts at interference, and the mission was almost a complete failure.

  • Connecticut successfully baffled the royal servants for a time, but when threatened with a division of its territory agreed not to resist the royal purpose, and on the last day of October 1687 it passed under the general government of New England.

  • Yet the words Schopenhauer then listened to, often with baffled curiosity, certainly influenced his speculation.

  • Baffled he turned homewards, but died on the way.

  • These men of the factory - devoting their lives to the cataloguing of archives and libraries, to the publication of material, and then to the gigantic task of indexing what they have produced - have made it possible for the student in an American or Australian college to master in a few hours in his library sources of history which baffled the long years of research of a Martene or Rymer.

  • Several such sketches are at Christ Church, Oxford: one shows a horned hag or shefiend urging her hounds to an attack on the state of Milan, and baffled by the Prudence and Justice of Il Moro (all this made clear by easily recognizable emblems).

  • Livingstone recrossed Tanganyika in July, and passed through the country of the Manyema, but baffled partly by the natives, partly by the slave hunters, and partly by his long illnesses it was not till the 29th of March 1871 that he succeeded in reaching the Lualaba, .at the town of Nyangwe, where he stayed four months, vainly trying to get a canoe to take him across.

  • Sarpi never acknowledged his authorship, and baffled all the efforts of the prince de Conde to extract the secret from him.

  • Complete combustion takes place at this point with the production of intense heat, the gases on rising are baffled in order to circulate them in every direction round the retorts, and upon arriving at the top of the setting they are conducted down a hollow chamber communicating with the main flue and shaft.

  • Fact and theory sprang asunder; for theory had done its utmost, and was baffled.

  • The directors baffled all such endeavours.

  • The invasion of Switzerland was baffled by want of concert between Austrians and Russians and by Massena's victory at Zurich on the 25th and 26th of September.

  • During the Revolution it was constantly baffled.

  • Baffled. He really hardly knew her but thinks he's supposed act like he's grieving.

  • I'm baffled and I don't travel well in the state of confusion.

  • he said, a baffled look on his face.

  • They said-- " "Kyle, are you on drugs?" she asked, baffled.

  • Talon appeared as baffled as Bianca felt.

  • You weren't about to take a chance that you lose her, Gabriel said, sounding baffled.

  • It was hard to believe he didn't understand the source of her distress, and yet he acted as though he was baffled.

  • Half-drunk by the time Rhyn explained things to her the day before, she'd come away from that conversation more baffled than she'd been when she fell out of the sky onto the beach.

  • His dark, dry humor left her entertained – and baffled.

  • She wasn't sure which baffled her more: that he happened to have an apartment in Atlanta or he wasn't trying to talk her out of leaving.

  • "I.ve never taken anyone from you!" she said, baffled.

  • The alternative – that Death might see Rhyn as a viable leader for the Council – was inconceivable.  No self-serving, reckless, half-evil being could be entrusted with the fate of humanity!  Baffled by the deity's bizarre visit, Kris pushed the memories out of his mind.  He had to find Rhyn.  He picked up his rucksack and joined Kiki outside the tent.  Kiki stood before a portal on the dark beach.

  • Baffled, Toby shrugged and moved to the bars of his cell, looking to Ully for help.  Ully rolled his eyes.

  • Katie touched the roots ensnaring the sleeping woman's ankle.  The mess baffled her, as if the roots themselves had reached out to grab Deidre's ankles instead of her slipping and stumbling into them.  The gnarly roots were twisted and thick, wrapped too tightly for her to pry them apart.

  • As fast as Kris ran, he couldn't catch her.  He grew more baffled when she seemed to pull ahead of him without any sign of the exhaustion she'd showed when they stopped.  Desperation could motivate, and so could fear for her sister.  He pushed himself harder to catch her.  Thunder boomed overhead.  Forms he assumed were demons swooped above the canopy, casting shadows.  He caught glimpses of fur and wings through leaves and ran until his chest was heaving.  Hannah remained ahead of him, though he realized he was beginning to gain on her.  He had to reach her before the demons did and swept her away, as they had Kiki.

  • Burgess looked truly baffled.

  • She touched her cheek, beyond baffled by the confrontation.

  • The scene in the next room – an open cavity filled with rusted equipment – baffled her.

  • His words baffled her.

  • Community leaders were baffled by the sudden arrival and spread of this horrifying disease.

  • baffled back plate.

  • baffled scholars for decades.

  • baffled scientists for years.

  • And both Arthur and I were frankly baffled by it all.

  • Posted by NiC on 5 March, 2004 at 4:17 PM I'm utterly baffled by everything going on.

  • He glanced round at his team mates, completely baffled.

  • totally baffled, I followed his eyes to the screen.

  • I'll scan some at a later date, and you can be equally baffled.

  • baffled when Des came along with him.

  • baffled to find that even there no one had heard of him.

  • baffled by wine jargon or confused by labels?

  • The Basques are an ancient pre-Indo-European race and the origins of their language have baffled etymologists for centuries.

  • explained in non-technical terms: business users will not be baffled by IT jargon.

  • Within the wells of Celtic folklore, the mystery of Loch Ness has baffled scientists for decades.

  • I'm still baffled why Telsa's keyboard switch only works with real PS/2 keyboards not with AT keyboards and a convertor.

  • novice programmers are often baffled by the type error messages.

  • Yet their veiled references and cryptic symbols have baffled the scholars and encouraged cheap, sensationalist versions.

  • stunned silence, swiftly followed by baffled amusement.

  • waxed really eloquent, almost succeeding in reducing myself to tears in a mixture of emotion and baffled exasperation.

  • It dashes at once into the middle of the subjects with the examination of a problem which had baffled the ancients, and seems as if it were tossed at the heads of the French geometers as a challenge.

  • In such moments of baffled inquiry he would leave his books, perform the requisite ablutions, then hie to the mosque, and continue in prayer till light broke on his difficulties.

  • deep, which baffled every effort to reach the interior until in 1813, when a summer of severe drought had made it of vital importance to find new pastures, three of the colonists, Messrs Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, more fortunate than their predecessors in exploration, after crossing the Nepean river at Emu Plains and ascending the Dividing Range, were able to reach a position enabling them to obtain a view of the grassy valley of the Fish river, which lies on the farther side of the Dividing Range.

  • baffled by contradictions or absurdities.

  • Unfortunately, however, the method of agreement is liable to be baffled by " plurality of causes."

  • If it fails - there are other channels; character can be known and trusted even when we are baffled by a thing necessarily so full of mystery as the development of a personality.

  • Being greatly outnumbered, Howe had to stand on the defensive, but he baffled the French admiral at Sandy Hook, and defeated his attempt to take Newport in Rhode Island by a fine combination of caution and calculated daring.

  • His sermons especially abound in quotations and allusions, which have the air of spontaneously suggesting themselves, but which must sometimes have baffled his hearers.

  • What was the secret power which enabled him to bring under the domain of scientific laws phenomena of disease which had so far baffled human endeavour?

  • Still no explanation of this singular fact was forthcoming, and it was reserved for the young chemist from FrancheComte to solve a problem which had baffled the greatest chemists and physicists of the time.

  • The diseases or sicknesses of beer and wine had from time immemorial baffled all attempts at cure.

  • But his zeal encountered a check which baffled him for several years, and which left its mark in various inconsistencies and incoherences in his completed system.

  • The intricate water-ways and the stubborn Venetian defence baffled all his attempts to reach Rialto; the summer heats came on; the Lido was unhealthy.

  • The outcome of the whole matter is that the investigator is still baffled in his attempt to discover what effect the use of "futures" is having upon prices to-day.

  • Covered by Howard at Ezra Church, Schofield led this advance, but the new Confederate lines baffled him.

  • The British squadrons either stopped the relieving forces at their point of departure, or baffled, when they did not take them, at their landfall.

  • Desperate fighting now ensued, but fortunately, owing to the intersected ground, Soult was compelled to advance slowly, and in the end, Wellington coming up with Beresford from the right bank, the French retired baffled.

  • The mounted division, and also a division from Helles, were quietly concentrated there, and on the 21st a determined attempt was made to capture some of the high ground which had baffled the essays of the invaders on the 9th and loth.

  • Often baffled, but never despairing, William fought on to the end, and the ideas and the spirit of his policy continued to triumph long after the death of their author.

  • Bolingbroke retired baffled and disappointed from the fray to France in June, residing principally at the château of Argeville near Fontainebleau.

  • Kellermann's cuirassiers and the heavy horse of the Guard (37 fresh squadrons) now advanced to support the baffled cavalry, the latter falling in as supports.

  • When baffled in minor objects he gave way with a goodnatured flexibility which brought upon him at times charges of inconsistency.

  • The result of the whole conference was that Kruger returned to Pretoria completely baffled, and for a time the Free State was saved from being a party to the fatal policy into which others subsequently drew it.

  • The fall alone explains at once the nobleness and the meanness of humanity; Jesus Christ is the only solution in which the baffled reason can rest.

  • Abd-el-Kader reappeared in Algeria, which he overran with a rapidity which baffled all pursuit.

  • It appears from Craig's letter, to which we may therefore assign the date 3589, that, five years before, he had made an attempt to reach Uranienburg, but had been baffled by the storms and rocks of Norway, and that ever since then he had been longing to visit Tycho.

  • Sir George Rodney, having returned to his command with reinforcements, baffled this plan by the series of operations which culminated in the battle of the 12th of April 1782.

  • In the overthrow of the Spanish Armada they had already received a great defeat; with the Peace of Westphalia the Catholic advance was baffled.

  • Henceforward, whatever other subjects might from time to time claim his attention, it was from among electrical phenomena that he selected those problems to which he applied the full force of his mind, and which he kept persistently in view, even when year after year his attempts to solve them had been baffled.

  • They continued active till the close of the war, and were only partially baffled by the strict enforcement of convoy by the British authorities.

  • The French king managed to incorporate a large slice of territory upon his northern frontier, but his main object was baffled by the steady resistance and able statesmanship of William III.

  • In these contests the German king met with indifferent success, but the struggle with Saxony was not very serious, and when dying in December 919 Conrad recommended the Franconian nobles to offer the crown to Henry, the only man who could cope with the anarchy by which he had himself been baffled.

  • Moreover, he intended to undertake the subjugation of northern Italy, a task which had baffled his imperial grandfather, and in order to realize this scheme it was of the highest importance that he should do nothing to offend the pope.

  • His next signal interference was during the incursions of the Syrians, when he disclosed the plans of the invaders to the "king of Israel" with such effect that they were again and again baffled.

  • Through a series of confusions and blunders, Mar prematurely raised on the 16th of September 1715 the standard of King James, and though in command of a much larger army than ever followed Montrose, was baffled by Argyll, who held Stirling with a very small force.

  • In his solitude he had ample leisure for forming schemes of missionary enterprise among Persians and Goths, and by his correspondence with the different churches he at once baffled his enemies and gave greater energy to his friends.

  • When they were baffled, the Sadducees, to whose party the chief priests belonged, sought in vain to pose Him with a problem as to the resurrection of the dead; and after that a more honest scribe confessed the truth of His teaching as to the supremacy of love to God and man over all the sacrificial worship of the Temple, and was told in reply that he was not far from the kingdom of God.

  • He gradually succeeded in carrying out his purpose: the Catholic Association, at first small, but slowly assuming larger proportions, was formed; attempts of the government and of the local authorities to put its branches down were skilfully baffled by legal devices of many kinds; and at last, after a conflict of years, all Catholic Ireland was arrayed to a man in an organization of enormous power, that demanded its rights with no uncertain voice.

  • As it happened this deductive tendency helped the development of logic. The obscurer premises of analogy and induction, together with the paucity of experience and the backward state of physical science in Aristotle's time would have baffled even his analytical genius.

  • against the Puritan governments of New England, among them Massachusetts' extension of its jurisdiction over the towns of Maine and New Hampshire, the persecution of the Quakers, and the denial of the right of appeal to the crown, and in 1664 a royal commission, consisting of Richard Nicolls, Samuel Maverick, Robert Carr and George Cartwright, was sent over to settle disputes and secure some measure of imperial control, but Massachusetts, the chief offender; successfully baffled all attempts at interference, and the mission was almost a complete failure.

  • Connecticut successfully baffled the royal servants for a time, but when threatened with a division of its territory agreed not to resist the royal purpose, and on the last day of October 1687 it passed under the general government of New England.

  • Yet the words Schopenhauer then listened to, often with baffled curiosity, certainly influenced his speculation.

  • Baffled he turned homewards, but died on the way.

  • These men of the factory - devoting their lives to the cataloguing of archives and libraries, to the publication of material, and then to the gigantic task of indexing what they have produced - have made it possible for the student in an American or Australian college to master in a few hours in his library sources of history which baffled the long years of research of a Martene or Rymer.

  • Several such sketches are at Christ Church, Oxford: one shows a horned hag or shefiend urging her hounds to an attack on the state of Milan, and baffled by the Prudence and Justice of Il Moro (all this made clear by easily recognizable emblems).

  • Livingstone recrossed Tanganyika in July, and passed through the country of the Manyema, but baffled partly by the natives, partly by the slave hunters, and partly by his long illnesses it was not till the 29th of March 1871 that he succeeded in reaching the Lualaba, .at the town of Nyangwe, where he stayed four months, vainly trying to get a canoe to take him across.

  • Sarpi never acknowledged his authorship, and baffled all the efforts of the prince de Conde to extract the secret from him.

  • Complete combustion takes place at this point with the production of intense heat, the gases on rising are baffled in order to circulate them in every direction round the retorts, and upon arriving at the top of the setting they are conducted down a hollow chamber communicating with the main flue and shaft.

  • Fact and theory sprang asunder; for theory had done its utmost, and was baffled.

  • The directors baffled all such endeavours.

  • The invasion of Switzerland was baffled by want of concert between Austrians and Russians and by Massena's victory at Zurich on the 25th and 26th of September.

  • A motion to outlaw him was only baffled by the audacity of the president, his brother Lucien.

  • During the Revolution it was constantly baffled.

  • Of these formulae '(chosen because illustrated by Greek heroic legends) - (I) is a sanction of barbarous nuptial etiquette; (2) is an obvious ordinary incident; (3) is moral, and both (3) and (1) may pair off with all the myths of the origin of death from the infringement of a taboo or sacred command; (4) would naturally occur wherever, as on the West Coast of Africa, human victims have been offered to sharks or other beasts; (5) the story of flight from a horrible crime, occurs in some stellar myths, and is an easy and natural invention; (6) flight from wizard father or husband, is found in Bushman and Namaqua myth, where the husband is an elephant; (7) success of youngest brother, may have been an explanation and sanction of " tungsten-recht " - Maui in New Zealand is an example, and Herodotus found the story among the Scythians; (8) the bride given to successful adventurer, is consonant with heroic manners as late as Homer; (9) is no less consonant with the belief that beasts have human sentiments and supernatural powers; (to) the " strong man," is found among Eskimo and Zulus, and was an obvious invention when strength was the most admired of qualities; (II) the baffled ogre, is found among Basques and Irish, and turns on a form of punning which inspires an " ananzi " story in West Africa; (12) descent into Hades, is the natural result of the savage conception of Hades, and the tale is told of actual living people in the Solomon Islands and in New Caledonia; Eskimo Angekoks can and do descend into Hades - it is the prerogative of the necromantic magician; (13) " the false bride," found among the Zulus, does not permit of such easy explanation - naturally, in Zululand, the false bride is an animal; (14) the bride accused of bearing be 1st-children, has already been disposed of; the belief is inevitable where no distinction worth mentioning is taken between men and animals.

  • If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.

  • Yet their veiled references and cryptic symbols have baffled the scholars and encouraged cheap, sensationalist versions.

  • The audience 's initial reaction to these antics was stunned silence, swiftly followed by baffled amusement.

  • With the latter I waxed really eloquent, almost succeeding in reducing myself to tears in a mixture of emotion and baffled exasperation.

  • If ideas for how to protect plants from frost leave you baffled, have no fear.

  • If you aren't familiar with Android, you may be baffled if you see the name linked to the phone.

  • The Baffled Parent's Guide to Stopping Bad Behavior.

  • The Baffled Parent's Guide to Sibling Rivalry.

  • Stuck in a confusing breakup that left you baffled?

  • Thanks to the Internet, however, people requiring various special widths and lengths of shoes are no longer baffled by these purchases.

  • Are you baffled by problems with your underthings?

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