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tr.v. be·wil·dered, be·wil·der·ing, be·wil·ders
1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient: "The whirling snow bewildered him" (May Kellogg Sullivan).

be·wil′dered·ly adv.
be·wil′der·ing·ly adv.


in a bewildered manner
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Adv.1.bewilderedly - in a bewildered mannerbewilderedly - in a bewildered manner    
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And even as I take up my critical task, I remain aware of how the critic is parodied by Beckett when Vladimir, upon squinting bewilderedly at Lucky's performance of The Net, and 'squirming like an aesthete, 'pronounces his critical assessment: 'There's something about it [...]' (24)
We can imagine that readers of Borges's text in 1939 have laughed as bewilderedly as the Spanish viewers of Tawada's play that claims Cervantes wrote Don Quixote of la Mancha in Japanese.
The heart can't help breaking when a feckless, free-spirited mama, faced with a death sentence, bewilderedly confesses, "I've never been in the driver's seat of my own life." Dern casts an indelible impact on her screen kids, even more so on the movie.
And so the Baka tell, bewilderedly, of the sounds of the saws, the trucks carrying the trees, and the new rules that restrict their access to the forest.
My slippery addressee manages the tenses as bewilderedly as the next person.