Do this; so shall thy soul stand before thee always, and perplex thee no more.
If I have my private doubts, why should I set them up to perplex the community withal?
Eternally talking of philosophy and philanthropy, they borrow the terms only to perplex the ignorant and seduce the imagination.
Some of the girls asked foolish questions just to perplex her.
In the midst of these festivities, Mary had various cares to perplex her, and various difficulties to encounter.
This poverty in nature must perplex the Mesopotamian artist.
There is a collection of divinity sufficient to perplex the reason of all the inhabitants of Europe.
But like all the others that have been made, only serving to perplex them.
As if there were not enough to perplex Mark, a new problem rose up before him just then.
After what he had just promised her, his hope must perplex and even trouble her.
late 14c. as an adjective, "perplexed, puzzled, bewildered," from Latin perplexus "involved, confused, intricate;" but Latin had no corresponding verb *perplectere. The Latin compound would be per "through" (see per) + plexus "entangled," past participle of plectere "to twine, braid, fold" (see complex (adj.)).
The form of the English adjective shifted to perplexed by late 15c., probably to conform to other past participle adjectives. The verb is latest attested of the group, in 1590s, evidently a back-formation from the adjective. Related: Perplexing, which well describes the history of the word.