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

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