Whether we call them puzzlements
or conundrums, clearly something odd has been going on in the world economy over the last decade.
Hopefully, that will cure the look of puzzlement
you may receive.
European scholars of politics and international affairs investigate why the international roles and activities of the European Union are a source of puzzlement
in the analysis of international politics, why role theory is a useful approach to understanding its international activities, and how attention to its international roles can help clarify some key issues in international politics.
Hearing this, one might be tempted to feel at least a slight sense of puzzlement
, perhaps even skepticism.
When he later upheld the ACLU's challenge, the judge expressed puzzlement
that the state had called a witness so inimical to its case.
Eric Gibbons finds the distribution of fixtures something of a puzzlement
Botanists looked with puzzlement
at the withered brown leaves and the roots infested with tiny orange insects.
The news caused puzzlement
in the home of Mr Turpin's mother in Warwick, who had been waiting for a car to pick her up for the wedding.
What types of classroom activities best engage the entire class when students are at two different language levels?
This went on for roughly 20 seconds, amid an atmosphere of growing puzzlement
and embarrassment: here was a stereotypical white liberal bureaucrat, at an event in Africa, treating a polite, well-spoken African journalist with what could best be described as paternalistic scorn.
A run in with members of the Assassins Guild, capture and the puzzlement
deepens before an invitation to join the Assassins Guild comes as a bit of a surprise.
Cellucci noted that Washington would simply deploy its anti-missile system over Canadian airspace anyway, and expressed puzzlement
over Canada's decision to "in effect, give up its sovereignty".
Freighted with my memory of the earlier film versions and with periodic readings of Plato, my response to the second night turned out to be quite different from the puzzlement
later expressed by many of my fellow pilgrims who did not recognize material from the earlier films or even know their original titles.
He was replaced in that role was suddenly and without announcement or acknowledgment to the puzzlement
of a legion of viewers.
One can just imagine the puzzlement
on the face of a forestry worker as he learns about these new aspects of forestry management, not to mention the reaction of the local fire brigade to this advice.