Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of nonplus.

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Examples

  • Makes a great albeit potentially nonplussing gift!

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Makes a great albeit potentially nonplussing gift!

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

  • Religious perspectives that don't fall into that definition are so nonplussing to many atheists, so like fundamentalists they deny that there can possibly be any legitimacy to such perspectives.

    Why Liberal Christianity Isn't Bankrupt

  • He received visitors with the graciousness of the courteous head of a department, who resigns himself to listen to demands, allowing them to talk as he smiled faintly, and nonplussing them by his calmness.

    Une Vie

  • He received visitors with the graciousness of the courteous head of a department, who resigns himself to listen to demands, allowing them to talk as he smiled faintly, and nonplussing them by his calmness.

    Guy de Maupassant, a study

  • While distinctly nonplussing, the current situation failed to qualify.

    The False Mirror

  • While distinctly nonplussing, the current situation failed to qualify.

    The False Mirror

  • Dismissing this nonplussing phase, I turned to the subject of the gem once more.

    The Paternoster Ruby

  • Our higher officials are fond as a rule of nonplussing their subordinates; the methods to which they have recourse to attain that end are rather various.

    Chapter XII

  • Poindexter, and presents one feature which may occasion you no surprise, but which, I own, came near nonplussing me.

    The Circular Study

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