bewilderedly

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bewilderedly (comparative more bewilderedly, superlative most bewilderedly)

  1. In a bewildered manner; with puzzlement.
    • 1888, Helen Hunt Jackson, "The Mystery of Wilhelm Rütte" in Between Whiles:
      Carlen was crying bitterly; the letter was just ended, when Alf came into the room asking bewilderedly what it was all about.
    • 1917, B. M. Bower, Starr, of the Desert, ch. 2:
      He said good night and left her wondering bewilderedly what strange thing her dad would do next.
    • 1944 Dec. 25, "America: Pattern of Revolution," Time:
      But Lend-Lease generosity made Franklin Roosevelt so popular with the dictators that, when Wendell Willkie ran against him, a nephew of Carias Andino asked bewilderedly: "Why doesn't Roosevelt have him shot?"
    • 2010 May 19, Ruth La Ferla, "Where God and the Devil Once Lived," New York Times (retrieved 30 July 2011):
      Once, this neo-Gothic landmark in Chelsea was the Church of the Holy Communion. . . . A decade later, it was Limelight, the nightclub-slash-den of depravity. . . . Today that fabled nightclub is a mall. . . . Entering by a side door, one young woman patently ignorant of the place’s tainted past, glanced around bewilderedly. “I thought that this was a house of God,” she murmured.

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