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  • adj. Obsolete spelling of perplexed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Obsolete spellings of perplexed, perplexedly.


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  • She was now much perplext herself how to put into execution her plans for the Hills: she knew it would be as vain to apply for money to Mr. Briggs, as for payment to Mr. Harrel.


  • This answer unravelled to Cecilia a mystery which had long perplext her; for the speeches of young Delvile when he had surprised her in that situation were now fully explained.


  • Camilla sought to sooth her, but was so amazed, so fearful, and so perplext, she scarce knew what either to say or to think.


  • Camilla alone was not perplext by this sight; she had, already, from the description, suggested whom she might expect, according to the intimation given by the ever mischievous Lionel.


  • Chains of intricate Conveyances; obscure, perplext and embarrassed Clauses in Writings: Researches into remote Antiquity, for

    John Adams diary 16, 10 January 1771 - 28 [i.e. 27] November 1772

  • _With sorow, and whose hope with feare was euermore perplext_.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8) The Sixt Booke of the Historie of England

  • Is Led away Beelike Miss Thompson, whither next? to the Pleasure Outside, you pause awhile, perplext, of the Town, Your bearings lost.

    Georgian Poetry 1920-22

  • Now, supposing that on Thursday you dine in town, remember not to be unnecessarily 'perplext in the extreme' where to spend the time before ... five, ... shall I say, at any rate?

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • How deep a note, again, is touched when Sebald exclaims, in allusion to his murder of Luca, that he was so “wrought upon,” though here, it may be, there is an unconscious reminiscence of the tenser and more culminative cry of Othello, “but being wrought, perplext in the extreme.”

    Life of Robert Browning

  • And sought the Great White Gates, and stood perplext.

    Bees in Amber A Little Book of Thoughtful Verse


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