The New York Times also quoted Diana Buttu, an Arab-Israeli lawyer who said she was perplexed that Kerry sounded so upbeat.
A young Martin, perplexed by this, asked his parents for an explanation.
Prince William was perplexed at how his undisclosed injury could have ended up in the News of the World.
Kessler, perplexed, commits an act of journalism and tracks down the source of the 70 percent statistic.
“I am perplexed by my predecessor,” he said at the televised event.
Though devoted to his mother and sister, I always fancied there was a perplexed misunderstanding between Jim and his father.
Presently he came down again, his face looking drawn and perplexed.
How he was to get up there would have perplexed an observer.
One thing had perplexed me very much in going from bed to bed.
Sometimes he attempted to solve arithmetical questions which had perplexed him while at school.
late 15c., past participle adjective; see perplex. A case of a past participle form attested centuries before the verb (perplex isn't recorded until 17c.). Related: Perplexedly; perplexedness.
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.