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Incapable of clear thought; confused.‘a thought swam through my befogged mind’
- ‘Challengers Juve, who play Vicenza today, are currently befogged in speculation.’
- ‘Besieged, befogged, we don't dare to voice the simmering question: "When will it ever end?"’
- ‘This seems to me to be the lesson of any view of the human prospect that is not befogged by groundless hopes.’
- ‘Gradually the sound fades into the distance, looming all the while like an increasingly befogged Fall Of The House Of Usher.’
- ‘Therefore, we do well by starting from the beginning, because all social thought is befogged by prevailing historical circumstances.’
- ‘Or is the evidence and environment so befogged with uncertainty that the best analysts can offer the National Security Council is a 0.3 level of confidence?’
- ‘Befogged we have been, and don't take my word for it.’
- ‘In an area as difficult as climate science, in which all is complex and befogged, it takes a while to see what one is not prepared to look for.’
- ‘We imagined Britain to be a cold, befogged island of coal surrounded by fish.’
- ‘Through a constricted throat and a befogged reason, I heard myself mutter something about the disparity of our stations.’
- ‘If Bleak House was befogged, Our Mutual Friend is watery and ashed-upon.’
- ‘I have seen this work twice now, and am still happily befogged by it.’
- ‘In a world befogged by superficiality, moments of clarity are few and far between.’
- ‘My brain was too befogged to wonder why she had been led there.’
- ‘As in life so in poetry, there's need for space, caesura the moment that brings forth brief befogged epiphanies.’
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