- perrault, charles
Origin of perplexed
verb (used with object)
Origin of perplex
Examples from the Web for perplexed
In fact, a number of officers were perplexed that religious freedom was considered to be a serious issue within the service.
A young Martin, perplexed by this, asked his parents for an explanation.Bigotry Is Back, 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education|Dean Obeidallah|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But little has perplexed me in recent years quite so much as the supposed miracle that is Soylent.
But after the fifth consecutive call—the vibration interrupting my conversation with perplexed hosts—I politely stepped away.
The New York Times also quoted Diana Buttu, an Arab-Israeli lawyer who said she was perplexed that Kerry sounded so upbeat.Why Cautious Optimism is the Right Approach to Kerry's Efforts|Alan Elsner|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I was too surprised, too perplexed, too—well, afraid of hurting her.The Confession|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Northrup was perplexed by the growing intelligence in the face across the table.At the Crossroads|Harriet T. Comstock
The only circumstance that perplexed them, was their not arriving at the bottom of the stairs.Vathek|William Beckford
Ronald's face softened, but the perplexed frown on his face was still there.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
Doctor Nicholas Wiseman had never been so perplexed in his life.Sharing Her Crime|May Agnes Fleming