He studied the complexities of the English language and the perplexities of religious faith.
Deborah Tannen knows all about sisterhood, sister-speak, and the pitfalls and perplexities of sibling rivalry.
The history of exhibiting violence photojournalism is fraught with perplexities.
The labyrinth of perplexities that Abigail surveyed best summarized the vexations of the delegates in Philadelphia.
Make your dear mother your confidant in all your perplexities and trials.
Yet you ask me, a reliable machine, to help you in your perplexities?
This is one of the puzzles and perplexities which hang a veil between God, who is pure Reason, and this outside world.
He was utterly worn out that evening by all the perplexities of his death-bed.
She was confronted with a host of perplexities, which—mark you!
As the summer advanced the perplexities of the Guises increased.
c.1300, "bewilderment," from Old French perplexite "confusion, perplexity," from Late Latin perplexitatem (nominative perplexitas), from Latin perplexus "confused, involved, interwoven," from per- "completely" + plexus "entangled," past participle of plectere "to twine" (see complex (adj.)). From 1590s as "something that causes perplexity."