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  • In my perplexity I did not know whose aid and advice to seek.

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  • The children looked at each other in perplexity, and the Wizard sighed.

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  • The only thing for me to do in a perplexity is to go ahead, and learn by making mistakes.

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  • By night, of course, the perplexity is infinitely greater.

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  • She asked herself in perplexity: What does he look for in me?

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  • He grinned at the perplexity across Connor's face.

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  • But Dorothy, seeing his perplexity, answered:

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  • Now to his surprise he found that he no longer felt either doubt or perplexity about these questions.

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  • Others again saw no marked change in him; while Mollien, who knew the emperor well, attributed the lassitude which now and then came over him to a feeling of perplexity caused by his changed circumstances.

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  • The change in the use of particles and the comparative rarity of the definite article form, together with the startling divergence in vocabulary, the chief ground of our perplexity" (Church Quarterly Review, 1903, pp. 428 seq.).

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  • As a metaphysician he starts from what he terms "the higher scepticism" of the Hume-Kantian sphere of thought, the beginnings of which he discerns in Locke's perplexity about the idea of substance.

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  • He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.

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  • Berg's proposal was at first received with a perplexity that was not flattering to him.

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  • ii.), has been the cause of much perplexity to Shakespearian critics.

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  • But an analysis of his results leaves the reader in more perplexity than satisfaction at the kind of information imparted, and he reverts insensibly to the sources from which his instructor has himself been instructed.

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  • While Dean had no desire to participate in the new and perilous sport of ice climbing, he didn't share Cynthia total perplexity at why a sane human being would even consider subjecting himself or herself to such uncomfortable danger.

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  • It has been in the past a source of much perplexity to observers of transits, but is now understood to be a result of irradiation, produced by the atmosphere or by the aberration of the telescope.

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  • Judging by the accounts of those who saw it, and the fragmentary evidences which remain, the tumultuous medley of men -and horses, and the expressions of martial fury and despair, must have been conceived and rendered with a mastery not less commanding than had been the looks and gestures of bodeful sorrow and soul's perplexity among the quiet company on the convent wall at Milan.

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  • Lancelot, however, is not an original member of the cycle, and the development of his story is still a source of considerable perplexity to the critic.

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  • "Oh!" said Pierre, looking over his spectacles in perplexity at Prince Andrew.

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  • But Gibbon's friends in a few weeks discovered that the new tutor preferred the pleasures of London to the instruction of his pupils, and in this perplexity decided to send him prematurely to Oxford, where he was matriculated as a gentleman commoner of Magdalen College, 3rd April 1752.

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  • But he did not lose heart; at once he threw himself into the double duty, which now devolved on himself and Pusey, of counselling the many who had hitherto followed the movement, and who, now in their perplexity, might be tempted to follow their leader's example, and at the same time of maintaining the rights of the church against what he held to be the encroachments of the state, as seen in such acts as the Gorham judgment, and the decision on Essays and Reviews.

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  • The porter, listening in perplexity to the unfamiliar Polish accent and not realizing that the interpreter was speaking Russian, did not understand what was being said to him and slipped behind the others.

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  • tarried, and the first enthusiasm of a faith that was largely eschatological died away, while ever-present temptation pressed the harder as disappointment and perplexity increased.

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  • The final perplexity, concealed by various forms of expression, comes forward at the close of the Treatise as absolutely unsolved, and leads Hume, as will be pointed out, to a truly remarkable confession of the weakness of his own system.

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  • Langeron lifted his eyes with an expression of perplexity, turned round to Miloradovich as if seeking an explanation, but meeting the latter's impressive but meaningless gaze drooped his eyes sadly and again took to twirling his snuffbox.

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  • After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.

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  • To illustrate the great perplexity surrounding the subject, we may mention that to one species, S.

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  • The four years which followed were a time of great perplexity and distress, though sometimes.

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  • But a younger member of the household, Willie Douglas, aged eighteen, whose devotion was afterwards remembered and his safety cared for by Mary at a time of utmost risk and perplexity to herself, succeeded on the 2nd of May in assisting her to escape by a 1 It is to be observed that the above conclusion as to the authenticity of the Casket Letters is the same as that arrived at upon different grounds by the most recent research on the subject.

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  • had surmounted a similar perplexity in the region of ethics.

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  • Perplexity is caused, also, in the oldest account of Saul's rise (I Sam.

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  • Again everything was shrouded in hard, dry perplexity, and again with a strained frown she peered toward the world where he was.

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  • The emperor was now in the direst perplexity.

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  • For example, he seems to have occasionally dictated the same sura to different persons in slightly different terms. In such cases, no doubt, he may have partly intended to introduce improvements; and so long as the difference was merely in expression, without affecting the sense, it could occasion no perplexity to his followers.

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  • To meet this special perplexity, the author holds up the picture of early days, when the great protagonist of the Gospel constantly enjoyed protection at the hands of Roman justice.

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  • One perplexity connected with theology is the question, How far does Christianity succeed in embodying its essential interests in its doctrines ?

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  • As soon as this sense -of perplexity is felt by poets, by priests, or by most men in an age of nascent criticism, explanations of what is most crude and absurd in the myths are put forward.

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  • The union of the negative and the positive elements in his work has caused historians no little perplexity, and we cannot quite save the philosopher's consistency unless we regard some of the doctrines attributed to him by Xenophon as merely tentative and provisional.

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  • One of them was in cases of " perplexity."

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  • This inquiry is further complicated by (c), where the history of Israel and Judah, as related in Judges and I Samuel, has caused endless perplexity.

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  • The problem of the cause of these striking and novel phenomena at first produced considerable perplexity.

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  • This, however, did not lead him to doubt the truth of those reported by others - a fact that is somewhat surprising when we reflect that the phenomenon caused him much disquiet and perplexity.

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  • Suggesting CBMs has become so axiomatic of conventional wisdom in situations of perplexity that one hesitates to follow such a well-trodden path.

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  • AL 243 Take Wittgenstein's philosophy as a whole as a way of removing perplexity.

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  • And thankful too that we have relatively few terms which, despite being partly useful, have a history of causing wholly unnecessary perplexity.

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  • Their eyes met, and his expressed perplexity and curiosity.

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  • We also calculate the perplexity of the different user models.

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  • The man who is delivered from great perplexity, no matter by what means, feels himself relieved.

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  • Martyn spent the rest of the evening in much perplexity on the subject.

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  • He went back to the shop front and stood surveying it in infinite perplexity.

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  • perplexity results using the British National Corpus indicate that the approach can improve the potential of statistical language modeling.

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  • perplexity measure is commonly used as a measure of 'goodness ' of such a model.

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  • " Perplexity " arose where the suffragans " could not owing to the geographical limitations of their competence do full justice " (Maitland, pp. 118-119).

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  • While at the close of the 19th century western Asia (exclusive of Arabia) may be said to have been freed from all geographical perplexity, China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia still include enormous areas of which geographical knowledge is in a primitive stage of nebulous uncertainty.

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  • The vocabulary of old oriental costume is surprisingly large, and some perplexity is caused by the independent evolution both of the technical terms (where they are intelligible) and of the articles of dress themselves.

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  • Chronological Systems. - The extreme divergence in the chronological schemes employed by different writers on the history of Babylonia and Assyria has frequently caused no small perplexity to readers who have no special knowledge of the subject.

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  • SCRUPLE, a term used in the two senses of (I) perplexity, doubt, reluctance or hesitation, especially the moral doubt arising from the difficulties of conscience; (2) a unit of weight, -24part of the ounce in apothecaries' weight, =1 of a dram, 20 grains (1.296 grammes).

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  • "And there is no way to go back," added Zeb, with a low whistle of perplexity.

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  • Miss Keller's reading of the manual alphabet by her sense of touch seems to cause some perplexity.

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  • She looked into her lover's face and saw in it a look of commiseration and perplexity.

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  • Suddenly his face assumed a subtle expression, he shrugged his shoulders with an air of perplexity.

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  • Little Nicholas cried because his heart was rent by painful perplexity.

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  • What Russian, reading the account of the last part of the campaign of 1812, has not experienced an uncomfortable feeling of regret, dissatisfaction, and perplexity?

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  • He ceased speaking and bowed his head as if in perplexity.

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