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  • n. Plural form of perplexity.


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  • He must not expect that what had been said to him would be fully understood till it was accomplished: The words are closed up and sealed, are involved in perplexities, and are likely to be so, till the time of the end, till the end of these things; nay, till the end of all things.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The Silva tribe, however, stanchly defended him, fighting more than one pitched battle for his honor, and black eyes and bloody noses became quite the order of the day and added to Maria's perplexities and troubles.

    Chapter 39

  • Perhaps, when you have read all that I shall write, you will have received answers to the perplexities I have propounded to you, and that you yourself, ere you came to read me, propounded to yourself.

    Chapter 1

  • But what Hirsh doesn't say is that, given the ambiguities and perplexities of predicting human economic behavior, the game could as easily have swung the other way - and did for a very long time.

    Robert Teitelman: Michael Hirsh's "Capital Offense"

  • I thought about what it might be like living some place other than New York City where life might be less complicated, or perhaps complicated by different perplexities and at a slower pace.

    Stephanie Gertler: Green Ties and Red Cats

  • To be builders of this righteous house means that we move beyond the afflictions, perplexities, persecutions, and violence of today.

    Emilie Townes: A House Built on the Rocks of Righteousness

  • It is certain to encounter perplexities not easy to resolve.

    Don't forget who Kilpatrick really was

  • This book's numbered chapters muse on the pleasures and perplexities of novel-reading.

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

  • Energetic, resourceful, with an enormous capacity for work, Morris took on one task after another as his fellow delegates flagged under the burden of endless meetings and mounting perplexities.

    Robert Morris

  • There was the yellow eye . . . and then trees, brambles, rotting logs, the perplexities of knotted vine and shallow half-frozen streams, the crackle of breaking snow, the dervish of the maddened stars, as we ran through the forest, I in my weakened state following in the footsteps stamped into the snow by the weight of two men—the doctor and the unconscious John Chanler, whom Warthrop had slung over his shoulder.

    The Curse of the Wendigo


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