It infuriated James Baker, confounded Condoleezza Rice, and appalled Madeleine Albright.
But it is one that Levin has parlayed into being the voice of a movement that has confounded those outside of it.
This confounded readers, particularly when the Times reported that Channel 13 could lose its license over the matter.
Sadly, those looking for a clear predictor will be confounded, but they can find some clues about the future.
He insisted upon judgment at Nuremberg, which has confounded Holocaust-deniers ever since its delivery.
I was sure there must be some mistake on your part, that you had confounded him with some other person.
All the courtiers were amazed and confounded, and Sir Oliver the most of all.
I am amazed, and beginning to be confounded, said Mrs. Charles.
Mr Vladimir walked on, and the “confounded policeman” fell into step at his elbow.
“I take pleasure in nothing connected with this confounded affair,” said George, impatiently.
as an intensive execration, "odious, detestable, damned," 1650s, from past participle of confound, in its older English sense of "overthrow utterly."
c.1300, "make uneasy, abash," from Anglo-French confoundre, Old French confondre (12c.) "crush, ruin, disgrace, throw into disorder," from Latin confundere "to confuse," literally "to pour together, mix, mingle," from com- "together" (see com-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)).
The figurative sense of "confuse, fail to distinguish, mix up" emerged in Latin, passed into French and thence into Middle English, where it is mostly found in Scripture; the sense of "destroy utterly" is recorded in English from c.1300. Meaning "perplex" is late 14c. The Latin past participle confusus, meanwhile, became confused (q.v.).