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
And this was just the thing he loved—to mystify honest people, and be a great deal too knowing.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore
What covert heresy is this, Lucy, with which you are endeavoring to mystify my old-fashioned notions?
All the long series of attempts made in the supposed interest of the Church to mystify these transactions have at last failed.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|Andrew Dickson White
These mystify him and his friends, but they are understandable when the whole truth is known.Outwitting Our Nerves|Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Mrs. Lascelles purposely did not introduce his lordship in return, that she might mystify the old spinster.The Pirate and The Three Cutters|Frederick Marryat