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  • n  confusion resulting from failure to understand

  • She pops off the Shrek-shaped cap on a Crazy Hair confection and, after some initial befuddlement (of a kind no one under 12 would suffer), turns a dial on the bottom of the .
  • She could locate the befuddlement of a brainwashed heiress (in the movie Patty Hearst), the crassness of an old-time good-time girl (as Sally Bowles, a Tony-winning turn, in the .
  • In 2004, perhaps out of befuddlement and frustration, a group of scholars declared that the script marked only rudimentary pictograms and that the Indus Valley people were .
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  • PHILLIES NOTEBOOK: Martinez, Diekman arrive in roster shuffle
    MINNEAPOLIS - Thursday, the Phillies welcomed back a guy whose continued return to the majors is a source of never-ending befuddlement. Friday, they will add a guy who at least offers some semblance of hope that his talent might bring something of worth to their miserable bullpen. After Wednesday night's 4-3 loss, the Phils optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, as Michael ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Mercury

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