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.
He studied the complexities of the English language and the perplexities of religious faith.
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.
Her loneliness and her perplexities had closed her eyes to their majestic drama.
This is one of the puzzles and perplexities which hang a veil between God, who is pure Reason, and this outside world.
It was spring in the world and it was spring in the heart of the ranger, in spite of all his perplexities.
She was confronted with a host of perplexities, which—mark you!
The manual part takes longer, and I have perplexities which they have not.
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."