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per pleks

  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
  • v  make more complicated

  • His book raises questions of conscience which, though they can never be satisfactorily settled, will perplex society and individuals as long as men are bound in loyalty to .
  • Putin's rise continues to perplex even devoted Kremlin observers.
  • I guess what continues to perplex me at least a little is how lacking in the customary rigor of modern academic economics the arguments for stimulus are.

  • Wyclef Jean in The Guardian
    The fact that these attacks come as we are mobilised to meet the greatest human tragedy in the history of Haiti only serves to perplex me,Jean complained. "I live in [Haiti], I'm Haitian. This is where I come from."
  • Anthony Kennedy in Forbes
    Hamlet is the greatest dramatic composition in the history of literature. He continues to perplex us. It is so difficult,Kennedy said in an interview in his court office. "If people can be interested in that, then the easier plays follow."
  • Charles Schumer in San Francisco Chronicle
    The minority is tying itself in a pretzel so there won't be a vote,Schumer said, adding that the GOP's alternative resolution "is intended to befuddle, to perplex, to obfuscate, to hide. ...... It is designed to give people cover who don't...

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