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So fuddled was he by vodka that he was unable to understand the purport of my visit.

Strike me silly, said Costello, a low fellow who was fuddled.

Fuddled though she was, there was something that kept her in check.

He boxed the watch; he fuddled himself at taverns; he was no better than a Mohock.

Don't sing those songs of Beranger at table; and don't get fuddled.

At last he sank in a heap, fuddled with wine and quite exhausted.

Ye shall be fed, and fuddled too ye shall be an' ye will; for honest drink which sends to honest sleep hurts no man.

Then again swagger folks can never get it out of their fuddled heads that Literature belongs to Grub Street.

The disciples of the great Paracelsus took the opportunity, when he was fuddled, to make him dictate.

But if we give any credit to several learned persons, Noah was not the first man that got fuddled.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, originally "to get drunk," later "to confuse as though with drink" (c.1600), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Low German fuddeln "work in a slovenly manner (as if drunk)," from fuddle "worthless cloth." The more common derivative befuddle appeared 1887. Related: Fuddled; fuddling.

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