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Related to befogged: fog up, foggily


 (bĭ-fôg′, -fŏg′)
tr.v. be·fogged, be·fog·ging, be·fogs
1. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
2. To cause confusion in; muddle.
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Adj.1.befogged - stupefied by alcoholic drinkbefogged - stupefied by alcoholic drink; "the wino's poor befuddled mind"; "a mind befogged with drink"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
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It is said that when a pupil leaves the gymnasium, he not only has a comprehensive education, but he KNOWS what he knows--it is not befogged with uncertainty, it is burnt into him so that it will stay.
None of us, I believe, has any property now, and I hear that many, negligently, have lost their lives; but I am sure that the few who survive are not yet so dim-eyed as to miss in the befogged respectability of their newspapers the intelligence of various native risings in the Eastern Archipelago.
But, Lord, look you, sir --hearts and souls alive, man --the next instant, in a jiff, I was blind as a bat --both eyes out --all befogged and bedeadened with black foam --the whale's tail looming straight up out of it, perpendicular in the air, like a marble steeple.
I was limp and weary, befogged in mind and fatigued in body.
within his poor head that his wits were all befogged with the dust and chaff thereof.
He sometimes turned sheepish and befogged eyes on the speaker, but obviously had not the slightest idea what he was talking about and scarcely heard it.
In 2008, Pentagon officials were befogged when a highly restricted network with its own exclusive non-public Internet was suddenly breached.
But the emotional pull of "Captain Marvel" lies not in its often befogged title character, but in its far more charismatic ancillary figures.
Freer wanted to preserve evidence of his own scholarly interests and visual appetites, which ranged from ancient Egyptian glass mosaic chips and iridescent Syrian ceramic bowls to Whistler's abstract paintings of befogged riverbanks.
I remember mumbling something about Nate and how lie was doing, I know I told Alex I loved her, but I knew, even in that befogged haze, not to say anything about a daughter I believed to be named Shannon.
Because the democratic states are the strongest economically--and, in America's case, militarily--their befogged diplomacy represents the chief impediment to realizing the beckoning promise of an international concert.