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puzzlement

puh zuhl muhnt

  • n  confusion resulting from failure to understand

  • With others, the puzzlement is so deep that they may never be resolved.
  • That may not have been evident at Betty Parson's Manhattan gallery, where Pollock watched the guests snort in puzzlement.
  • Crewdson has made some fascinating pictures, enigmatic scenes of puzzlement, regret and frustration.
News & Articles

  • Should American restaurants abolish tipping?
    Imagine that the next time you went out for a nice meal, the tip line had disappeared from the bottom of the receipt. Admit it, after some initial puzzlement, you’d probably feel a sense of relief—and that’s exactly what happened to diners at a high-end sushi restaurant in New York City, Sushi Yasuda, which recently eliminated tipping and integrated the cost of the service into the food, in an ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
Quotes

  • Gary Ackerman in The Public Record
    It is with puzzlement that I find that some have described a non-binding resolution that I have introduced, along with Mr. Pence and cosponsored by a majority of the House...... as a resolution declaring war and calling for a naval blockade,...
  • Al Roker in mediabistro.com (blog)
    We all know that September is a time when this issue is going to be re-opened again and why we have to go through it all in the month of July is frankly a puzzlement to me, unless somehow politics may be a part of this debate we are having which I... John McCain http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEhauRSvpu74c5JI21AhXVu-x_kmQ Sydney Morning Herald http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/give-iraq-troop-surge-time-says-bush/2007/07/11/1183833565399.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFMQI66eTy1qy7yQ4jDlwgj9uBn_g Jul 10, 2007 79281 106749 puzzlement I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with," Roker says. "Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement." "When the country faces a crisis, like they did this summer with Hurricane...

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