Confusion in a sentence

The word "confusion" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of confusion and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Confusion

  • The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
  • The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
  • Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
  • a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
  • an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
  • a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
  • a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
  • disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

How to use confusion in a sentence. Confusion pronunciation.

David saw his mood, and pursued the startled mind into the pit of confusion.
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Almost half-dead, her mouth parched and brain on fire, while her thoughts whirled in confusion, she believed that Phoebicius had found her track, and was come to seize her.
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He looked into the girl's face and saw its prettiness flush with pretty confusion, and this did not tend to restore his tranquillity.
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Mrs. Higgins was paying a visit to Coburg Lodge, where, during the days of confusion, the master of the house had been left at his servants' mercy.
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In the midst of the horror and confusion of the household, the murderer slips out, goes home, and is resting calmly, thinking with intense delight of the splendid success of the plan, and of the extraordinary skill he had shown in its conception and execution; when, just as he was dropping off to sleep in delicious drowsiness, there "languidly" entered into his head this thought: it speaks to his mind in the third person, as though somebody else had actually said it: It is very possible that Dr. Kerzhentsev is really insane.
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In the confusion he fell on his back, was for some time, trampled under foot and much injured, and owed his life only to the presence of mind and strength of a musician, who raised him in his arms and carried him out of the crowd.
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Nancy would gladly have walked straight past him, but the tone in which he addressed her was a new surprise, and she stood in helpless confusion.
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The person addressed was Luckworth Crewe; he had by no means anticipated such wrathful greeting, and stood in confusion.
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In any case, she would have felt embarrassment, and it was increased by the look with which Mrs. Damerel kept regarding her,-a look of confusion, of shrinking, of intense and painful scrutiny.
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In seizing on these two points Mr Harris has made so sure a stroke, and placed his evidence so featly that there is nothing left for me to do but to plead that the second is sounder than the first, which is, I think, marked by the prevalent mistake as to Shakespear's social position, or, if you prefer it, the confusion between his actual social position as a penniless tradesman's son taking to the theatre for a livelihood, and his own conception of himself as a gentleman of good family.
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With a gesture of confusion and humility he took her hand, and smiled upon her with all the goodness and tenderness of his soul beaming from his face.
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Yes, I love all these things; I experience their charming confusion; I palpitate, I inhale their intoxication.
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The man looked more closely at her, discovered through all her confusion a nameless refinement and the subtle perfume of purity.
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In the midst of the troubled confusion of her ideas, she believed him capable of almost anything; and she feared everything from him.
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In the confusion no arrangement had been made to receive him on his arrival, and he was obliged to content himself with making the intermediate journey in a heavy country-wagon.
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This caused unnecessary delays in obtaining supplies, entailed confusion in their distribution, and led to suffering beyond what was necessarily the result of the climate and the campaign.
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The Managers defended themselves in a manner perfectly in character with their recent behaviour; but their opponents were not easily satisfied with their confused explanations and their explained confusions, and the speeches on both sides grew warmer.
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On his return to Hubbabub, the Chevalier de Fantaisie found the city in the greatest confusion.
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The girls retreated up the shore in some confusion, not stopping to ask questions until they were concealed.
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The interior was in confusion.
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Examples of Confusion

Example #1
He did not answer David now, but murmured to himself like one in a dream.
Example #2
Had he not heard the voices in the night-"The lions are loosed upon thee"?
Example #3
She had already noted the deep precipice to the edge of which she now fled, fully resolved to fling herself over into the depths below, rather than to surrender herself prisoner.
Example #4
It slipped off her lap and limped away, while she sat staring blankly before her, and at last forgot her sufferings in an uneasy slumber, till she was roused by Iambe's barking and the Alexandrian's footstep.
Example #5
And then I might come into the garden and find you both sitting there-' Mumford, despite his most uneasy frame of mind, betrayed a passing amusement.
Example #6
And then perhaps Mrs. Mumford-she's so kind-would say that she was sorry too.