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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bemuse.
  • adj. deeply thoughtful; preoccupied
  • adj. perplexed and bewildered

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. deeply absorbed in thought
  • adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment


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  • But he simply cocked one eyebrow, his expression bemused, and rubbed a hand gingerly over his jaw.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • “I needed to use the restroom, so I thought I should buy something,” he replied, his expression bemused.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Sometimes I think this is all a dream. * shakes head in bemused fashion*

    It Would Be Hilarious If It Wan't Serious

  • The driver examined the surreal scene with an expression of bemused wonder.


  • Chavvorth blew out the candle, his expression bemused, and put it down.

    Zeta Exchange A Terran Empire story

  • About ten years ago, he used to go to Holy Communion occasionally at Westminster Cathedral, and was 'bemused' -- the Guardian's word -- when the late Cardinal Hume asked him to knock it off.

    A pretty straight sort of Catholic?

  • He moved a fraction so he could look at me, and his expression was bemused.


  • It shows the full figure of the Red Cross worker, his expression bemused, if anything.

    Part 4 - Act 2: The Red Cross workers

  • I recall the bemused look on the face of the duty Police Inspector as the Palace Guard presented arms and my Uncle trying desperately and failing to wind down the drivers window whilst showing his pass and return the salute at the same time.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • His expression was bemused, his neck was a wrinkly stump, and his girth cut away sharply to neat gray hips, giving him the appearance of a wildebeest weight lifter.

    Rainbow’s End


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