nonplused :

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  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
  • s  filled with bewilderment

  • The FHA, however, was nonplused by his insistence on building something other than a clump of high-rise boxes.
  • In a nonplused reply, Lundstrom asserted that "we never considered that such a headline .
  • Readers of the serious, scholarly London Economist were nonplused.
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  • Our Readers' Views: Questions on Common Core
    To the Editor: To say I was nonplused by the Monday, June 24 article (Huppenthal argues for Common Core Standards) is understated. I should have attended the meeting. Once Arizona agreed to accept money from the federal government for “Race to the Top” around 2010, we were put on the fast track to Common Core. Questions I would have liked answered are: var adurl = window.location.href; document ...
    July 11, 2013 - The Sierra Vista Herald

  • Chi McBride in Los Angeles Times
    What I loved about the story is that because it was so whimsical in nature, I felt that Emerson was the only sane guy in the group,McBride said. "The guy is pretty nonplused about all these crazy goings-on. That's where the humor comes...

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