When the catharsis comes—and it comes, to lift from Hemingway, gradually then suddenly—there is shock and bewilderment.
By 1996, Haitians were scratching their heads in bewilderment, asking themselves Why has America come to save us?
As he sifted through the papers, Michael felt “no anger, just bewilderment,” he told me.
There were two modes of being with him, I think it was seduction on the one hand and bewilderment on the other.
As a result, the water sank into the ground, prompting migratory cranes to issue calls of “grief and bewilderment.”
A loud shouting and commotion in the village roused me from my bewilderment.
In some bewilderment she sat down on the edge of the chair beside which she stood.
Down we plunged into the cellar, through the trap and to the Door of bewilderment.
To the surprise and bewilderment of the court, every thing was changed.
Brother Fulkerson answered in a voice of bewilderment, tinged, too, with protest.