Definitions

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  • adv. In a confused or puzzled manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a perplexed manner; with perplexity.
  • In a perplexing manner; intricately; with involution; in an involved or intricate manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a perplexed manner

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Examples

  • For a moment Billy stared at the name perplexedly -- then in a flash came the remembrance of Marie's words; and Billy breathed: "Henshaw!

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  • The other gazed at Tinto perplexedly as the latter continued to speak.

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  • Long-Beard counted long and perplexedly on his fingers.

    THE STRENGTH OF THE STRONG

  • The man scratched his head perplexedly and looked a few feet up the hill at the manzanita bush that marked approximately the apex of the "V."

    All Gold Cañon

  • "I think the term is 'overdosed,'" we say, staring perplexedly at them.

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  • He drummed perplexedly on the desk with his fingers.

    Chapter XVII

  • The aperture above my head was uncovered, and the cabman peered down perplexedly at me.

    THE DESCENT

  • Even Kris Allen himself knows this in his Christian heart, so much so that as soon as he was unexpectedly handed the undeserved crown, he perplexedly declared to the public that “Adam deserves this …” — righteously adhering to glaring truth and instinctively repudiating the ridiculous vote results that are far from the truth.

    American Idol: Adam Lambert & Kris Allen Fight To The Actual Death

  • People looked at the yelling dad perplexedly, then took some pizza.

    Mark Osler: Football, Pizza and Power

  • Life swirls around her while she watches blissfully (in Italy), perplexedly (in India) or appreciatively (in Bali).

    'Eat Pray Love' Is a Long, Heavy Meal

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