confound (v.)
amaze, dumbfound, stun
1H6 V.iii.71[Suffolk to himself] beauty's princely majesty is such / Confounds the tongue and makes the senses rough
E3 III.iv.105[King Edward to Prince Edward] This day thou hast confounded me with joy
E3 IV.iv.47[Prince Edward to Audley, of counting grains of sand] The number would confound my memory
E3 IV.vi.18[King John alone] Our multitudes are in themselves confounded
Ham II.ii.562[Hamlet alone, of the First Player] He would drown the stage with tears ... / Confound the ignorant
JC III.i.86[Cinna to Brutus, of Publius] quite confounded with this mutiny
Sonn.128.4[] when thou gently sway'st / The wiry concord that mine ear confounds
Ven.882[of Venus] the timorous yelping of the hounds / Appals her senses and her spirit confounds
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