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Synonyms for bemuse

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to dull the senses, as with a heavy blow, a shock, or fatigue

Synonyms for bemuse

cause to be confused emotionally

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While a shell-shocked Phil is bemusedly resigned to circumstances that could, as he puts it, "cause an entire generation to return to bare feet", a stunned Drew calmly sets about preparing to commit suicide using a kitchen knife taped to an exercise bike.
They were more used to meeting in ports cities such as Plymouth or London, New York or La Rochelle and one eminent American scholar asked bemusedly at first: "Why is Huddersfield hosting a conference in naval history?
Chapman bemusedly wrote that although surely the remark on Mrs.
The result the poor saps just sat there, shrugging bemusedly at the audience, for theentire first two minutes of the song.
Smoking is a recreational activity," he shrugs, one bushy eyebrow shooting up bemusedly.
His eyes occasionally met mine, and they twinkled bemusedly.
Morris showed Sachs the loner, who bemusedly nurtures the emotions of others as a way of hiding his own feelings.
Although his first journalism job was as a fashion reporter for Women's Wear Daily (with no previous knowledge of fashion, he bemusedly adds), Brantley has always been an ardent theater fan.
No wonder so many people were converging on Highfield Road as we stood there bemusedly.
Timothy Crabshaw is a traveler who bemusedly describes the chaos of a Georgia militia drill.
Hughes was to find himself very bemusedly and very earnestly echoing that time-crimped Shakespearean riddle: 'Who is Sylvia'?
One admires his discipline while wondering, sometimes bemusedly, at his criteria for inclusion.
Those faculty and others who entertained such suspicions would jibe, bemusedly, that Hutchins's Chicago was a Baptist institution wherein Marxist professors taught Catholic philosophy to Jewish students.
When the interviews started, all attention went to the future and, as acting director, I mainly existed, signed medical visit permissions, and stared bemusedly at leaks in the roof.
A month later he was on it and I auditioned," Jackman recalls, shaking his head bemusedly.