verb (used with object), mys·ti·fied, mys·ti·fy·ing.
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A former Capitol policeman well-versed in his agency’s procedures was mystified by the scene he watched unfold on live television.Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.|by Logan Jaffe, Lydia DePillis, Isaac Arnsdorf and J. David McSwane|January 7, 2021|ProPublica
Law enforcement experts said they were mystified by the tactics that police used once the mob was already inside the Capitol.Capitol breach prompts urgent questions about security failures|Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron Davis, Dan Lamothe, David Fahrenthold|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Indeed the fact that Mnuchin and Pelosi had continued negotiating as long as they did had mystified much of Washington.
The state agency thinks she’s still on payroll, which mystifies her.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him.|by Ava Kofman|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
He does things that mystify her, too, which I think is true of all relationships.Adam Driver on Role-Play Sex with Lena Dunham on ‘Girls’ and Adam’s Stormy Relationship with Hannah|Marlow Stern|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How does suicide in the ranks continue to mystify the much-vaunted and ever-powerful U.S. military?
The result was to deepen and mystify a simple political remark.Mitt Romney’s No More Of a Mystery Than Barack Obama|Lee Siegel|February 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It can only mislead and mystify and the greater part of the literature is a mere jumble of inaccurate and mystifying statements.
By-and-by, having had his glass––and still with the puzzle of myself to mystify his poor wits––Tom Bull departed.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
"The more we mystify them, the more they will fear us," said the doctor.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
Nothing, indeed, has tended to deceive and mystify the public mind more than the arbitrary conjunction of names.
He sat down and wrote one of those short, clear-cut articles which served to amuse and mystify the public.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc