: in a state of agitated confusion
- She became so flustered that she'd … kept repeating, "Gosh, I can't even think …" Later she confided, "I was almost in tears right after doing those numbers."
- —Stephen S. Hall
- The flustered lady gave me a blank stare and said, "That's not Mr. Franklin. The guard said Mr. Franklin was on his way up."
- —Dick Francis
- … the oxen … seemed more patient and less flustered than their masters …
- —Deborah Straw
"Everything's under control, I think!" she says a little flusteredly. "We had a problem with the table posies, but fingers crossed, they should be on their way … ."