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Completely baffling; very puzzling.‘a perplexing problem’
- ‘The programme which was apparently enclosed with that letter is a perplexing document.’
- ‘These perplexing documents simply refuse to give up their secrets.’
- ‘Instead, we are confronted with definitive declarations, even regarding the most perplexing of texts.’
- ‘The criminal population constitute a perplexing human problem.’
- ‘The purpose of the following discussion is to explore some of the perplexing aspects of contemporary monetary analysis.’
- ‘How he plans to get it with the Daily News is an even more perplexing question.’
- ‘Religious divisions posed a no less perplexing problem for the regent.’
- ‘It is perhaps the single most perplexing problem of postmodernity.’
- ‘We made the perplexing discovery that no-one had ever asked them.’
- ‘To many in the industry, including enthusiasts, this was a perplexing statement.’
- ‘For a former baseball player, it is a most perplexing problem.’
- ‘The only perplexing thing is the lighting.’
- ‘This has been a perplexing development through two games.’
- ‘It means he is still a vital lyricist, a mesmerising performer and a perplexing human being.’
- ‘There are many other perplexing questions that arise from this incident.’
- ‘The choice to invert his moniker is a perplexing one.’
- ‘The role of the judge advocate is a perplexing one.’
- ‘On War is widely regarded as a perplexing text.’
- ‘France, as usual, is the most perplexing, but also the most rewarding, wine country to buy from.’
- ‘Others may present some of the most perplexing problems imaginable.’
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