puzzled at the time, Diana later realised Camilla was working out how she could go on meeting Charles after the marriage.
The attitude of the local colleagues at first puzzled us, and then made us snicker in a superior way.
But even as puzzled local residents shrugged off the rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake, Washington quickly mobilized.
Many jazz fans were puzzled by this finding, which seems incompatible with the lackluster sales figures in the genre.
He said the next thing he remembered was that he was out of the car bleeding and puzzled by his two bullet wounds.
Many a time Myrtle had puzzled herself about the mystery of the old desk.
Gilder himself was puzzled over the situation, which was by no means clear to him.
It puzzled them when the strip of water widened between the steamer and the pier.
She puzzled over Tillie a great deal, and over Grace and her kind.
His reference to a "solatium" puzzled me, but it did not seem anything of consequence.
c.1600, "state of being puzzled," from puzzle (v.); meaning "perplexing question" is from 1650s; that of "a toy contrived to test one's ingenuity" is from 1814.