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Examples of flummox in a Sentence
an actor who's easily flummoxed by any changes in the script
Recent Examples of flummox from the Web
Ever since Akin, 23, entered the system as part of the first of three consecutive Orioles draft classes loaded at the top with pitching, his ability to pitch in the zone with his fastball has caused teammates to marvel and opponents to be flummoxed.
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The dense rough, deceptive topographical challenges and unforgiving greens of Shinnecock Hills continued to flummox the world’s best golfers.
However after flummoxing Mazurkiewicz, Pele great was then unable to find the net with his shot.
For five innings, Seattle hitters were flummoxed by former Mariner Doug Fister, who was working on a one-hitter heading into the sixth inning.
And Morey has stocked up on long, athletic defenders unlikely to be flummoxed by Golden State’s versatility.
No longer will you be flummoxed by what kind of pleated skirt to purchase—the OV answer is a sleek A-line shape, anyway—nor will you be trapped in the prepster notion of tennis whites.
Workforce growth has been an area that has flummoxed large tech companies during the past few years, even as the need for technology grows.
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Did You Know?
No one is completely sure where the word flummox comes from, but we do know that its first known use is found in Charles Dickens' 1837 novel The Pickwick Papers and that it had become quite common in both British and American English by the end of the 19th century. One theory expressed by some etymologists is that it was influenced by "flummock," a word of English dialectical origin used to refer to a clumsy person. This "flummock" may also be the source of the word lummox, which also means "a clumsy person."
blow one's mind, go to one's head;
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