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Near the beginning of the book, Kennedy is shocked and bewildered when a civil rights activist says he would not willingly defend his country in wartime.

Current and former state officials are bewildered by Fann’s actions, and fret about the motives and consequences of the audit.

Sam held very still, eyes wide, bewildered by the focused attention.

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Spotify’s promise to bring more transparency to how podcasts are ranked on the charts is also a calculated pitch to podcast creators bewildered or disillusioned by the dominant, but resolutely mysterious, Apple Podcasts rankings.

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Sometimes he roars like a tyrant, but there are also moments when he’s as plaintive and weak as a kitten, bewildered by a world, and by people, he no longer recognizes.

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A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.

Few things bewilder the uncultured masses more than picking a decent bottle of wine.

He manifests himself to mankind only to stupefy their judgment and bewilder the reason he has bestowed on them.

Och, and the girls whose poor hearts you deracinate, Whirl and bewilder and flutter and fascinate!

Give me one day, and I'll give you a list of subjects that would bewilder you!

The question of how many cards to leave is one which seems to bewilder most people.

Adieu, Wilhelm: I will not further bewilder myself with this subject.


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On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bewilder, such as: baffle, befuddle, bemuse, confound, daze, and disconcert.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.