a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions: a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people.
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How to use bewilderment in a sentence
If the mob’s bewilderment over the great building before them is one dominant feature of the day — whether to trash it or venerate it — its bewilderment over the police is even greater.Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal | by Alec MacGillis | January 17, 2021 | ProPublica
He wears it with a fluid ease you can spot at Clemson, with almost — almost — a smidgen of bewilderment at the surrounding fuss.Trevor Lawrence’s hometown will root for him wherever he goes — even if he goes to the Jets | Chuck Culpepper | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
In the room that day were frustration, outrage and a lot of bewilderment.It’s His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It. | by Lee van der Voo for ProPublica | October 1, 2020 | ProPublica
As time wore on, the switch from import to export only amplified that sense of bewilderment.It’s His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It. | by Lee van der Voo for ProPublica | October 1, 2020 | ProPublica
Ask Stefan Jockusch what a factory might look like in 10 or 20 years, and the answer might leave you at a crossroads between fascination and bewilderment.
As a result, the water sank into the ground, prompting migratory cranes to issue calls of “grief and bewilderment.”Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed | Terry Greene Sterling | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were two modes of being with him, I think it was seduction on the one hand and bewilderment on the other.
News of the nixing spread to every corner of the Internet, with bloggers and commenters expressing bewilderment at the decision.Kristen Wiig on ‘Girl Most Likely’ and Why She Nixed ‘Bridesmaids 2’ | Marlow Stern | July 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The billions of snippets of sadness and bewilderment spinning across the Net confirm who this amazing boy was to all of us.
As he sifted through the papers, Michael felt “no anger, just bewilderment,” he told me.
We stood staring after the fugitives in perfect bewilderment, totally unable to explain their apparently causeless panic.
In bewilderment she brought the ark into the room, and read the letter addressed to Janet and herself.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Edna's face was a blank picture of bewilderment, which she never thought of disguising.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Aristide went back to his comfortless lodgings aflame with bewilderment, indignation and despair.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Winston smiled, though there was a wistfulness in his eyes as he saw the faint bewilderment in his companions' faces.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss