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

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cause to be confused emotionally

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That could explain his decision to conclude with alternate endings, one nihilistically romantic, the other capitalistically smug: two moments sealed hermetically from each other, leaving us wafting bemusedly among the clouds.
A SIDEWAYS GLANCE AT WHAT'S ON AS we bemusedly bathe in the unseasonable warmth, it's inevitable at this time of year that we are besieged by those wanting to snare a few column inches and plug their forthcoming shows.
The final occasion he trudged bemusedly away, Favaro received applause from sympathetic Dragons' supporters, one offering him a seat in the grandstand
One of his favourite anecdotes is when someone looked at him bemusedly and asked, "What's your story?
The hushed art-historical precinct of Minimalism is interrupted and delicately mocked by the microcomedy of everyday life in the museum--members of the public peer bemusedly at Stella's Tuxedo Junction, 1960; the same artist's Effingham I, 1967, is seen half-crated--but is also again related to the infrastructure that frames it: fluorescent lights and electric outlets that resemble nothing so much as small sculptural interventions in competition with the art proper.
In them, the author, quietly and bemusedly, illuminates the fascinating tension between the bombastic Rossellini character - free-ranging, charismatic, and seemingly unable to avoid the highest drama in his personal life - and his cinema, which deliberately shunned so many forms of hyperbole, seeking to pare away artifice from performance and image.
One physicist bemusedly noted that the more he studied the quantum realm, the more he began to see atoms less as things and more as thoughts
plastic bust bemusedly crowds the entry and radium dials charge the air,
At a lecture in Warrensburg, Missouri, Justice Scalia decried this increasing partisanship and noted bemusedly that, if he were nominated today, he would not likely be confirmed.
Readers have long commented bemusedly that Wilcox's scandalous book was actually pretty "innocuous.
The service ended with a British adaptation of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land"; the two Americans in attendance loudly, if bemusedly, joined in singing:
What he most covets, though, is his relationship with his bemusedly tolerant, longtime secretary, Maggie Cutler, played with unyielding, luminous integrity by Sally Holden.
His sensibility is primarily comic, his fiction largely free of tragic and gothic monumentalism, and his public persona that of a nice guy who likes to write, wants readers to like his work, and smiles bemusedly when accused of a lack of gravitas.
I see in my mind's eye Marlon Brando standing with his back to the kitchen wall of Norman and his second wife Adele's East Village apartment--Brando was quiet, he seemed to be bemusedly sizing up the rest of us.
There's phenomenon in Hawaii," says Matthew Hart, the resort's former general manager, bemusedly.