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Did you ever puzzle over this stuff when you were reading the scripts?

Jobs offered no explanation, leaving outside observers—in other words, almost everyone—to puzzle over the possibilities.

On online message boards, middle-aged white folks puzzle over why they're the new high-risk group.

It takes me only a few seconds to understand a situation that other men have to puzzle over for hours.

She had been "intrigued" by it the whole evening, whenever she had time to think, and puzzle over its charm and mystery.

Oftener still in those dreary days I would ponder and puzzle over the dying words of our brother.

He didn't puzzle over that long, however; planning to get the picture out of Italy occupied his attention.

So Leonore ceased to puzzle over the problem at a given point, having found the answer.


On this page you'll find 140 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to puzzle over, such as: ponder, ruminate, cogitate, consider, deliberate, and design.

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