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In her own mind the tall dark girl had been in those days much confused.
The mention of the thing he thought he perceived was involuntary on Sam's part at first, and his confused attempts to dissuade him he set down to a desperate lying on second thoughts, as being unwilling to implicate Liza.
Tom had snatched away his hand, and was looking a good deal confused.
The big eyes told Tom his blunder and he stopped, confused.
I had been too much confused and startled to interfere before, but I composed myself sufficiently to interfere now.
I am frightfully confused regarding time and place; but I am so far mended as to feel that.
This answer so confused poor Alice, that she let the Dormouse go on for some time without interrupting it.
Since you have, perhaps, heard but confused accounts of my seven voyages, and the dangers and wonders that I have met with by sea and land, I will now give you a full and true account of them, which I think you will be well pleased to hear.
The Abyssin stood confused, and the Portuguese produced the ear out of his pocket.
Then there were heard repeated lelilies after the fashion of the Moors when they rush to battle; trumpets and clarions brayed, drums beat, fifes played, so unceasingly and so fast that he could not have had any senses who did not lose them with the confused din of so many instruments.
Accordingly, whereas we not infrequently have ideas or notions in which some falsity is contained, this can only be the case with such as are to some extent confused and obscure, and in this proceed from nothing (participate of negation), that is, exist in us thus confused because we are not wholly perfect.
A noise of confused, multitudinous chirping or twittering issued from them at intervals as long as they were moving; but sometimes they ceased from motion, and then all was silence.