to mock or jeer at (something or someone):
to bemock a trusting heart.
You bemock the monks who on the piazza dance around the cross.
The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
to muddle or confuse (someone). Historical Examples The more these gentlemen strive to explain and make things clear to me, the more they bemuddle my brains. The ‘Characters’ of Jean de La Bruyre Jean de La Bruyre
to bewilder or confuse (someone). Historical Examples I asked, determined not to allow her to bemuse or escape me with her metaphysical talk and illustrations. She and Allan H. Rider Haggard Most of these were of the opiate class, light magazines and light stories intended to bemuse and not to educate the mind. G. H. […]
bewildered or confused. lost in thought; preoccupied. to bewilder or confuse (someone). Contemporary Examples But the prevailing emotion that day, even among us awardees, was a bemused sense of boredom, restlessness and insatiability. The Medal of Honor Disgrace Brian Van Reet March 25, 2014 I guess most people will respond to this with bemused cynical […]
- Be my guest
be my guest sentence Do as you please •Often an ironic acquiescence to something ill advised: You want to tell the cop he’s wrong? Be my guest (1950s+) Do as you wish. For example, May I drive your car?—Sure, be my guest, or Do you mind if I go to the play without you?—No, be […]