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"I know of many," he answered, with a smile, an answer which by its simplicity seemed to nonplus the Duke.

Love-at-ArmsRaphael Sabatini

Peter was puzzled, and scratched his ear like a man at a nonplus.

The idea at the bottom of the piece is that the devil will carry off the wee boy if he can nonplus him.

Mr. and Mrs. Accleton were at somewhat of a nonplus as to the most feasible means of procuring the attendance of Sally.

Pencil SketchesEliza Leslie

The renegade was a little at a nonplus, as he never had undergone the operation which he had described.

The Pacha of Many TalesFrederick Marryat

They were put to a nonplus, and summoned the Devil to their relief.

Nonplus, non′plus, n. a state in which no more can be done or said: great difficulty.

The inquiring mind is at a nonplus, and is likely to remain so.

Phonny was put quite to a nonplus by this unexpected answer.

Mary ErskineJacob Abbott

Wingate was now at a nonplus, and “could not well tell what to say.”

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