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Definition of Baffled

  • not understanding.
  • discouraged by failure to accomplish a goal and uncertain how to proceed; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement.
  • people who are frustrated and perplexed

How to use baffled in a sentence. Baffled pronunciation.

They would be embarrassed, if not baffled, by a formula of life and conduct which they could not understand.
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Her physician acknowledged that her disease baffled his skill.
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A lady of East Cambridge writes, "For nineteen years I have been afflicted with neuralgia; added to this, of late years a combination of diseases has rendered life an intolerable burden, and baffled the skill of every physician to whom I have applied.
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Even had he known of the outrages previously inflicted upon her pride, and that this new attack came at a moment when her courage was baffled, her heart cruelly wounded, he would just as little have comprehended the spirit which now kept her mute.
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On this foundation of truth she did not fear to frame the most odious suspicions; and Vautrot, baffled like her in his vengeance and in his envy, had aided her.
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The concern of this preface is with the mistake that was made when 'The Lake' was excluded from the volume entitled 'The Untilled Field,' reducing it to too slight dimensions, for bulk counts; and 'The Lake,' too, in being published in a separate volume lost a great deal in range and power, and criticism was baffled by the division of stories written at the same time and coming out of the same happy inspiration, one that could hardly fail to beget stories in the mind of anybody prone to narrative-the return of a man to his native land, to its people, to memories hidden for years, forgotten, but which rose suddenly out of the darkness, like water out of the earth when a spring is tapped.
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Married people, having all their time before them, ought never to compel or so much as to offer at the feat, if they do not find themselves quite ready: and it is less unseemly to fail of handselling the nuptial sheets, when a man perceives himself full of agitation and trembling, and to await another opportunity at more private and more composed leisure, than to make himself perpetually miserable, for having misbehaved himself and been baffled at the first assault.
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But when the enemy saw himself to be too weak for Antony's determination, but rather baffled by his stoutness, and overthrown by his great faith, and falling before his continual prayers, then he attacked him with the temptations which he is wont to use against young men; . . . .
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Baffled in her designs against the stranger, the old woman had hanged herself.
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She replied, "Yes, I am helping my mother," in such a way that Mary felt herself baffled, and put back again into the position in which she had been at the beginning of their talk.
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She never felt quite certain; but now she was more than usually baffled.
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For the second time that day Mary felt herself baffled by something inscrutable in the character of a person to whom she felt herself much attracted.
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Oddly enough, he gave her the same feeling, too, and with him, too, she felt baffled.
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The casual and rather hurried way in which she spoke, together with the fact that she was saying the exact opposite of what he expected her to say, baffled him so much that he instinctively loosened his clasp upon her arm and she withdrew it quietly.
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Nevertheless, what he said had its force, she mused; partly because he seemed unconscious of his own lapse in the case of Mary Datchet, and thus baffled her insight; partly because he always spoke with force, for what reason she did not yet feel certain.
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She was baffled; she tried to think herself back again into the height of her love for Ralph.
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And then, with the air of a martyr, he disappeared, the ponies springing briskly away, leaving all baffled conjecture behind.
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Hugh Johnstone groaned as his eyes turned from the woman, now laughing him to scorn, to the stern-faced Frenchman, who was covering the baffled assailant with the grim Lefacheux revolver.
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Ram Lal infuriated him later with the news that nothing could be learned from the baffled spies of the household in the Silver Bungalow as to the first or second interwiew of Johnstone and the resolute Alixe Delavigne.
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There was a strange preoccupation in the old jeweler which baffled Hawke.
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Examples of Baffled

Example #1
It was not these matters that vexed him now, but the underlying forces of life set in motion by the blow which killed a fellow-man.
Example #2
In a dim, half-realised way he felt that honesty and truth would be invincible weapons with a people who did not know them.
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Two years ago she was so ill that hopes of her recovery were abandoned, her mind was thought to be seriously, even hopelessly impaired.
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For eleven years she has not been able to attend church nor to go from home, and for a long time was unable to leave her chamber or her bed.
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By the prayer of faith I have been healed, both body and soul, and made to rejoice continually.
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Her friends acknowledged, '_Faith did do good after all_.' CURED OF NEURALGIA.