Yet those who call Mitt a “Stepford Husband” do so confusedly.
Instead of answering her mistress, she suddenly and confusedly ventured on a question of her own.
"I suppose he thinks you might at least meet him half-way," said her mother, confusedly.
These various classes of material may be confusedly commingled, or they may be more or less distinctly separated from one another.
"Oh, that means merely 'Good Aunt Hibba,'" she said confusedly.
Everybody felt, confusedly perhaps, but very surely, that a new and vital force had arisen in English literature.
confusedly, with some frantic thought of flight, "I must go—Oh, I must go——"
"Well, Peter might go blackberrying alone and you to see the squirrels," I said confusedly.
But it was his own name that he sought wearily and confusedly.
Thekla said confusedly that something sounded like a cat crying.
1550s, in literal sense "mix or mingle things so as to render the elements indistinguishable;" attested from mid-18c. in active, figurative sense of "discomfit in mind or feeling;" not in general use until 19c., taking over senses formerly belonging to confound, dumbfound, flabbergast etc. The past participle confused (q.v.) is attested much earlier (serving as an alternative past tense to confound), and the verb here might be a back-formation from it. Related: Confusing.