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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUZZLED

They did not seem to interest him particularly, or else they puzzled him.

Gilder himself was puzzled over the situation, which was by no means clear to him.

She was a trifle subdued, with a puzzled look in her blue eyes.

She puzzled over Tillie a great deal, and over Grace and her kind.

But Christine's eyes were on him often that evening, puzzled, rather sad.

Demonstrations of affection were so rare with him that for a moment Dr. Ed was puzzled.

More than once K. found her eyes fixed on him, and it puzzled him.

I was vexed and puzzled, and distressed, too, after sending John away as I had done.

He stared as if I were a stranger whose face drew, yet puzzled him.

The Little Doctor, puzzled as well as piqued, went straight to the point.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, pusle "bewilder, confound," possibly frequentative of pose (v.) in obsolete sense of "perplex" (cf. nuzzle from nose). Related: Puzzled; puzzling.

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