‘Lauding,’ as Gates calls such devastating word games, confuses Wole, who, at this point of his development, is ignorant of the nature of language performance intended to nonplus the audience.
reduced to a perfect nonplus, he rose from his chair
All of this is good news for Carlyle's family of investors, who seem nonplussed by the questions swirling around the firm.
Moreover, I am totally nonplussed by this statement.
The word clearly nonplussed the interviewer, who interrupted the discussion to demand a definition.
Nasa was nonplussed by the suggestion yesterday.
No doubt middle class people will be nonplussed by my compliance with the doctor's wishes.
The boys are nonplussed by his invasion into their lives, to say the least.
Or would the man be so nonplussed by her weird action that he would just pretend it hadn't happened?
The chair of the committee and my colleagues were nonplussed by the protest and several went to the open but draped windows to watch the street theatre.