bewildering


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The lonely little island was invaded from all quarters at once, and after four weeks of silence it was bewildering to hear human speech.
She had no sense of chill resolute repulsion, of reticent self-justification such as she had known under Lydgate's most stormy displeasure: all her sensibility was turned into a bewildering novelty of pain; she felt a new terrified recoil under a lash never experienced before.
She is certainly bewildering, if not strictly beautiful.
There was quite a bewildering succession of drives, dances, picnics and boating parties, all expressively lumped together by Phil under the head of "jamborees"; Alec and Alonzo were so constantly on hand that Anne wondered if they ever did anything but dance attendance on that will-o'-the-wisp of a Phil.
All these cries intermingled produced a bewildering and deafening hubbub.
Even the bustle and confusion at the railway terminus, so wearisome and bewildering at other times, roused me and did me good.
Countrymen, butchers, drovers, hawkers, boys, thieves, idlers, and vagabonds of every low grade, were mingled together in a mass; the whistling of drovers, the barking dogs, the bellowing and plunging of the oxen, the bleating of sheep, the grunting and squeaking of pigs, the cries of hawkers, the shouts, oaths, and quarrelling on all sides; the ringing of bells and roar of voices, that issued from every public-house; the crowding, pushing, driving, beating, whooping and yelling; the hideous and discordant dim that resounded from every corner of the market; and the unwashed, unshaven, squalid, and dirty figues constantly running to and fro, and bursting in and out of the throng; rendered it a stunning and bewildering scene, which quite confounded the senses.
bewildered, bewildering, horrific, cheap, a problem that came not in
President Karen Nugent said: "Being diagnosed with a serious illness can be a bewildering experience.
The various announcements and mixed messages coming from Michael Gove about who can and cannot apply for academy status is both bewildering and of great concern.
While it is acceptable that taxed but uninsured vehicles kept on the road should be clamped or impounded, leading even to crushing in order to deter uninsured drivers, it is simply intolerable that we will now have to fill in yet another SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) if that be the correct interpretation of these bewildering plans, just for the privilege of perhaps keeping uninsured that beloved old banger or spare car on the drive.
Mr Williams added: "There is such a plethora of committees, forums and quangos that - for business - it is a bewildering array of structures with little understanding how all this improves real life.