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  • Pola repeated his word several times as though the very sound ought to convey some idea to my bemuddled brain, and then a bright idea struck him.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • This actor¬ís special line is the buffeted, bemuddled, besotted old fathers, uncles and guardians of classic comedy, and he plays them with his face much more than with his tongue.

    The Théâtre Francais

  • Many of them are so far bemuddled in Eighteenth Century issues, Eighteenth Century bitterness and Eighteenth Century ideals long accomplished, that they have forgotten that, this is the Twentieth Century.

    Niagara Power and the Future of Ontario

  • Many of them are so far bemuddled in 18th century issues, 18th century bitterness, and 18th century ideals long accomplished, that they have forgotten that this is the 20th century.

    Imperialism in Canada

  • Stunted, bemuddled, as their standards were, I think I should prefer to take my chances with either rather than with the woman of wealth and luxury who gave a Christmas party to her lap-dog, as on the whole the sounder and by far the more hopeful.

    VIII. On Whom Shall we Shut the Door?

  • He was not a man of quick mind, his brain having been too many years bemuddled with drink, but he had a rough instinct which showed him all the wondrous shrewdness of her casting that last word at him to wheedle him, even though she looked sullen in the saying it.

    A Lady of Quality

  • Sir Jeoffry, who had watched her as she queened it among rakes and fops and honest country squires and knights, had marked the vigor with which they plyed her, with an emotion which was a new sensation to his drunk-bemuddled brain.

    A Lady of Quality

  • But do you bid goodbye to those wine-laden heads, bemuddled by the swelling fumes that mount from their debauch, and from me who am wide awake and from fear of God cannot keep silence, hear what plague is rife among you.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • He had pulled over his washing-stand (with what object only his bemuddled mind could say), and the whole place was a morass of water with islands of broken crockery.

    The Stark Munro Letters

  • We filed off once more, he leading with the huge brass "Dr. Munro" under his arm; then the little woman, and then this rather perturbed and bemuddled young man.

    The Stark Munro Letters

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