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Confused and indecisive; puzzled:‘he saw the bewildered look on my face’
- ‘His brother looked totally bewildered, which was a rarity.’
- ‘He told friends that he was absolutely bewildered at the fuss.’
- ‘Foresters are often completely bewildered that local communities resent them.’
- ‘Fluctuating wildly between bewildered Dr Jekyll and psychopathic Mr Hyde, Dafoe plays the role with unremitting glee, energy and panache.’
- ‘On every page there are unhappy husbands, bewildered boyfriends, disappointed lovers and delusional relatives.’
- ‘Over a million bewildered Americans wondered why their country had abandoned them.’
- ‘He looked totally bewildered and kept on repeating, "What are you saying?"’
- ‘Instead of handing me the phone, my stepmom gave me a bewildered look.’
- ‘The bewildered governor had let them have their way.’
- ‘Carol, a bewildered student, comes to her professor, John, confessing her inability to cope with her course.’
- ‘The dollar regained its composure, remaining stable against most major currencies, while gold prices slipped after hitting a high on Monday as a haven for bewildered investors.’
- ‘There were a number of scared and bewildered children crying in their parents' arms.’
- ‘When I opened my eyes I saw a bewildered look on his face.’
- ‘They then informed the slightly bewildered audience that we had just heard their first song.’
- ‘I couldn't begin to explain my enthusiasm (much less the style and content of the films) to the bewildered friend who accompanied me.’
- ‘"This was supposed to be my big break," he cried to the bewildered audience.’
- ‘Her pages are packed with the stories of bewildered individuals who, finding themselves in difficulties on a variety of far-flung frontiers, struggle to adjust to their immediate situation.’
- ‘The nurse in charge simply gave me a bewildered look.’
- ‘He looks like he always does: a slightly bewildered bloke, swept along by events.’
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