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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
Though Congress is unlikely to approve such cuts, Trump's proposals have flummoxed local officials who have been traveling to Washington to lobby.
He was always flummoxed by America’s propensity to be satisfied with so few things.
Therein lies the problem that has flummoxed and frustrated Louisville all season.
As a team, the Bucks were flummoxed by the Pacers' intensity on defense throughout the night and struggled to keep their shooting percentage over 40% until their bench unit brought a spark in the fourth quarter.
The National Rifle Association, which has been a staunch supporter of Trump as well as other Republicans, was flummoxed.
The third Hungary goal is now iconic and saw Puskas perfectly execute a 'drag-back' to flummox revered England captain Billy Wright.
But the luge has long flummoxed U.S. athletes as well as U.S. audiences.
Mills remains as flummoxed as anyone about the state of his errant jumper.
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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."
Origin and Etymology of flummox
First Known Use: 1836See Words from the same year
blow one's mind, go to one's head;
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