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How to use perplexity in a sentence
As Diodorus of Sicily explained –The Macedonians because of the disaster sustained in the battle and the magnitude of the dangers pressing upon them were in the greatest perplexity.The Mighty Macedonian Phalanx: 6 Things You Should Know | Dattatreya Mandal | July 29, 2022 | Realm of History
Amid all the perplexities, some ad tech executives have teased out some clarity.Google’s opaque practices to restrict fingerprinting create confusion among its ad tech partners | Kate Kaye | June 3, 2021 | Digiday
Perhaps the best illustration of the perplexities involved in studying vitamin D in athletes comes from a two-part Bangor University study from 2018.
The Company is in complete shock and perplexity to the news.China’s top chipmaker could be Trump’s next target in the trade war | eamonbarrett | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
It is the perplexity of this situation that has caused most of the paralysis in Congress.
I am not sure how helpful that is, except that the communing certainly keeps us from feeling totally isolated in our perplexity.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love | Lea Carpenter | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Greeted with derision in some corners and perplexity in others, the movement's new magazine launches at CPAC today.
This change in plan was a source of perplexity bordering on irritation to the Queen.
Davy read this over two or three times, in the greatest perplexity, and then gave it up in despair.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
Miss Anne smiled kindly, not dreaming of his perplexity, amused by his Southern warmth.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
For he knew that her suffering and her deep perplexity were somewhere, somehow almost equal to his own.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
But before he had been in San Pasquale an hour, he was plunged into a perplexity and disappointment deeper than he had yet felt.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
When, in reply to his questions in regard to Alessandro's wife, Felipe heard her spoken of as "Majella," his perplexity deepened.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for perplexity
the state of being perplexed
the state of being intricate or complicated
something that perplexes
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