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ba fuh ling

  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
  • v  hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • v  check the emission of (sound)
  • s  making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    a baffling problem

  • It's baffling, maddening, difficult, violent, obscene, over-indulgent, under-edited and way too long, but 2666 a number that appears nowhere in the actual book is also the .
  • Why does nature toss off a billion sperm when only one of them is necessary to fertilize a human egg? Imelda's shoes, ecologically baffling, are part of the mystery of life.
  • The doctor cannot help remarking that he has rarely encountered an influenza as baffling as yours.
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  • Manti Te’o earning respect of Chargers coaches, veterans
    Given the unusual circumstances surrounding his final year at Notre Dame and somewhat baffling performance in the National Championship game, Manti Te’o was always going to have to prove to whatever organization decided to draft him that he was worth the investment. So far with the San Diego Chargers, Te’o is passing the test with…
    June 12, 2013 - NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • The Stupidest Things Said on TV About the Trayvon Martin Case
    Remember the wave of pundit insanity over the death of Trayvon Martin two Februaries ago? Well, get ready for round two. The trial of George Zimmerman, who stands accused of second degree murder, began today in Sanford, Florida, and immediately inspired one of the most baffling comments ever uttered by a talking head about Martin's late-night confrontation with Zimmerman, even for a story ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Apple Developers Got In Line At 9:15 AM Sunday Morning To Be First Into Apple's Big Event
    If you think people lining up for Apple products is weird, you're going to find the following story downright baffling. Starting at 9:15 AM, developers attending Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) started lining up at Moscone Center, the home of this year's event.
    June 10, 2013 - Business Insider

  • Chris Walla in CNN International
    I don't know what red flag could possibly have gone up at the border,Walla said in a phone interview from Portland, Oregon. "It's so baffling to me."
  • Barack Obama in CNN
    I am suspicious of hype,Obama told reporters. "The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife."
  • Mohamed ElBaradei in International Herald Tribune
    For its assessment of the site immediately after the bombing, the agency was unable to obtain commercial satellite imagery,ElBaradei told the meeting. "It is regrettable, and indeed baffling, that imagery for this critical period .........

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