Thesaurus / nonplus
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"I know of many," he answered, with a smile, an answer which by its simplicity seemed to nonplus the Duke.
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
The inquiring mind is at a nonplus, and is likely to remain so.
THE OLD INNS OF OLD ENGLAND, VOLUME II (OF 2)CHARLES G. HARPER
He finds doubts and scruples better than resolves them, and has always some argument to nonplus himself.
The idea at the bottom of the piece is that the devil will carry off the wee boy if he can nonplus him.
Never having been paid such an attention in all my life before, I felt rather at a nonplus.
BLUE-STOCKING HALL, VOL. 1 (OF 3)WILLIAM PITT SCARGILL
Nonplus, non′plus, n. a state in which no more can be done or said: great difficulty.
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
I commit him to your care, Bob—use him well, remember he is not out of pupils straits, and musnt be blown up at point nonplus yet.
THE TRUE HISTORY OF TOM AND JERRYCHARLES HINDLEY
Peter was puzzled, and scratched his ear like a man at a nonplus.
THE DALTONS, VOLUME II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
WORDS RELATED TO NONPLUS
- foul up
- louse up
- make a mess of
- mix up
- psych out
- stir up
- throw off
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