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  • adj. Confused or perplexed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of puzzle.

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

  • adj. filled with bewilderment


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  • The phrase puzzled me since my father was so fastidious about not touching anyone.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

  • He looked in at me, his expression puzzled and concerned, just as I had felt the day I had stared in at him and David.


  • He kept his expression puzzled as he searched his mind for a lie.

    Stranger in the House

  • She pushed away from him after a moment and looked straight into his eyes, her expression puzzled, but not unkind.


  • Wearing a plain cotton T-shirt and a long, casual skirt with sandals, Piper folded her arms, her expression puzzled.

    Beware What You Wish

  • She glanced over her shoulder at her two friends, her expression puzzled.

    The Lancaster Men

  • Being "puzzled" is nothing new for the current administraion in the White House.

    Perino on McClellan

  • The worm's eye view photo taken on a New York City sidewalk in 1974 that includes a woman's smart high leather boots, a Great Dane's forelegs, and a Chihuahua on a leash wearing a sweater, a knit tam and an expression of puzzled innocence, is the classic of Mr. Erwitt's many humorous dog photos.

    Tragedy and Comedy of Life

  • I have been puzzled from the outset at the lack of national intereest in this campaign.

    Rasmussen: Coakley/Brown 50/41. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • The Washington Post carried a cartoon showing him puzzling over a paper titled “Theory of Relativity” while Einstein puzzled over one on the “Theory of Normalcy,” which was the name Harding had given to his governing philosophy.

    How Einstein Divided America's Jews


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